Catherine Wheel?

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Why you are asking?  Its not November.

Well let me explain.  Creatively I feel like a Catherine wheel.

This time of the year things are very slow to get off the ground.  I spend a lot of time thinking about new ideas and projects.  I complete my tax return and spend lots of time promoting, with email and lots of screen time.

I want to get making, but I feel a lack of motivation.  It seems to happen every January.  I slowly start to pick up again, start to make, create and pick up momentum.  Eventually I end up whizzing and busy, busy and then I will fizzle out, usually around August time.  Right now I need someone to light my fuse!

It’s funny when I am really busy I think of loads of things I want to make, but then don’t have the time.  Right now I have more time but don’t feel like it.  I am trying to go with the flow.  I want  to be more like water than a Catherine wheel, going with the flow, nice and steady.

So I am trying to be kind and gentle with myself and not worry too much if I am not weaving away.  I have some willow just about ready and may fiddle with a few of the sticks over the next few days and see what happens.  In the mean time I have my 7 month old pup, Opal, to keep me more than busy.

Oh and thanks to the person who took the Catherine wheel image.  I couldn’t find the persons name to credit them.

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  1. Ali
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    Hi Emma, I am having the same experience this January. Computer work and looking at screens doesn’t feel to me like i have acheived anything and I want to be making, but have to do planning for the year, and the dreaded accounts! This week (now Feb), I have been plumbing in the sink in my cabin studio, so that feels good. A bit of maintenance is useful after all. Have been messing about with watercolour too, to get back into things. The snow drops are showing, so spring is on it’s way, and with it motivation for me too…Best wishes for your weaving and playing, Ali

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