The Slump

11/06/2009 09:11:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 5 Comments »
Well, I don't know why, but it's official ..... I'm definitely in a slump.  I did the sketch that I put in my last post with the intention of making a painting using it, but for some reason I find I just can't do it.  I don't know if it's lack of confidence, fear, laziness, a block .... who knows?  Anyhow, in an attempt to get on with something, I decided to start making some Christmas ornaments. 
Every year for a number of years, I've made handmade ornaments for my nieces.  Of course, every year has to be something different than I've done in the past, so this year I decided to make some tiny stuffed animals.  When my grandson CC was born, I made him a mobile for his room.  I made 5 tiny stuffed animals:  a lion with a huge mane, an elephant, a pig, a duck, and a panda.  But before that, before he was even born, but we were eagerly awaiting his arrival, I made a tiny rabbit for his first Christmas ornament.  Because I've had a bit of experience making them, I decided that in my current state of affairs, I would make a couple more of them.  I started with the rabbit.  I think the second one might be an elephant - I love elephants.  In this way I can at least be creating something without all the anxiety (or whatever label fits my current state), and maybe work my way up to painting and/or drawing again.  So, without further adieu, here is the bunny!


Vicki Holdwick said...


He is gorgeous. Do you sew by hand?

Love the tail,


Anonymous said...

This rabbit is adorable. I like the idea of tiny stuffed ornaments.
Thank you for sharing.

Beverley Baird said...

I love it! My Mom's nickname was Bunny - I love all things "bunny".
Just the act of creating is good for the soul!

Sherrie Phillips said...

I feel your "pain". I have just come out of what I thought was turning into a permanent slump as it was about a year without doing much art at all. Turns out my Muse was exhausted and needed a rest. I think the best thing is to be gentle with yourself. Don't beat yourself up. Sometimes a redirection or good nap makes all the difference. Love the bunny!

mother teresa said...

Nancy...that bunny is just adorable. I'm making little bunny crayon holders for the little ones this year. they're so much fun and very cute. I've begun to feel creative after a very long slump. The thing that I find intersteing is that my joy or passion is in a completely different direction now. I don't have much interest in paper stuff...but I am loving my sewing machine once again! I think I tried to put myself in a box and told myself that I was in a funk, when in reality, I just needed to redirect!
You did a great job on that bunny!