About 10 days ago on The Edit Cafe, Barbour editor Becky Germany posted about her creative well running dry. She asked folks for tips and their experiences for rejuvenating their creativity.
When I'm creatively tapped there are a few things I try.
1. Cross Stitch. Here's the pattern I'm working on right now (slowly. I haven't worked on it in awhile.) I've stitched this pattern before as a gift for my SIL. I liked it so much, I got one for myself.
2. Jigsaw Puzzles. I love The Hometown Collection from Mega Puzzles. In each one there is a tiny black cat hidden. We love hunting for it as we build.
3. Read History Books. Currently I'm reading up on the US Cavalry in the West.
4. Watch movies. In keeping with my current research project, I'm watching all of John Wayne's Cavalry pictures. I finished Rio Grande (I love his moustache in this picture, and really, was there ever a movie duo with more chemistry than John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara?) and I'm currently watching She Wore A Yellow Ribbon. I'll watch The Horse Soldiers next, then Fort Apache. Fort Apache is my least favorite of the four, not because it isn't a great movie, but because the storyline is sooooo wrenching.
So, what do you do to recharge those creative batteries? I'd love to hear your take on things.
This week will be a difficult one for me, and I'm not sure how much I'll be able to post. If you can spare a prayer for my family, we surely would appreciate it.