Thursday, November 15, 2012

Coming out of the darkness...

It's been a while since my last post, and it's been almost that long since I've created anything.  I've been coming to terms with my diagnosis of moderate depression, as well as the physiological changes that come with the associated medication.

I just needed to stop!  Strangely I was feeling pressure from the one thing I truly love, and that was the pressure to have pieces ready for the assorted blog post competitions I was entering.  I was getting myself all confused about which blog competition had what cut-off time and day, and the enjoyment went away completely.

Combine that with a severe desire to hide my head under my doona all day, and the creativity has certainly taken a backseat of late.  So I think moving forward that I might not enter so many (or any) competitions for the next little while (although I will certainly take inspiration from my favourite sites!).

The mojo to create is slowly returning, and I hope to be able to start creating some beautiful cards and scrapbook pages again, but I just may not blog about them for a while either.  Feeling the need to detail every little aspect of a piece was also weighing me down, I think.

I do love the creative communities associated with my favourite sites, and I'm still going to try and pop in and check up on the lovely people I have come into contact with, but only as my state of mind will allow...