It’s been two weeks since I’ve been in my studio working. I know now it will take me a couple of days to get my head back to a creating place, but there’s always a little voice telling me that maybe this time I won’t be able to work again. Maybe this time the ideas won’t come.
But I had a plan. I have a list of about 10 people who want Bedlam Farm Tote Bags and I thought that would be a good place to start. When I’m just getting back to work, sometimes it’s good for me to have something familiar to go back to.
And I did make a few totes today, but when I walked into my studio this morning I saw the scarf folded up on my desk. It’s the only Vintage Hankie scarf I have that I’ve tried to sell and no one is interested in. I’ve had it for over a year.
So last week, when I was cleaning up my studio I decided to do something different with it. I didn’t have any ideas, but this morning I decided to start by cutting it up.
I cut the scarf in half then sewed it together. Then cut it again and sewed it together. I kept at it till I liked what it looked like.
That’s a picture of it above. I’m not sure what will happen next if anything. What I was doing felt like playing. And I know play is good for creativity. A good first day back in my studio.