My spark has disappeared, vanished .....
Is it a case of ennui? ( I have always wanted to use that word, )
It isn't that I haven't been busy...... been doing lots of things!
I admit I am a creature of routine but does that mean my mind has become cold, rigid and oh no! DULL?
Life Dull? Never!
Could the comfort of routine be stifling my creative juices? Do I even have creative juices?
I looked up inspiration on the Internet( isn't the answer to every question out on the world wide web) in an effort to get past this sparkless bump in the road of blogland.....
Apparently it is very easy to overcome , just 5 things to do to get back my spark........
They are :
#1.Take up a new hobby
#2.Read a book and take notes
#3.Discover new music
#4.Take a road trip
#5.Learn about history
So you ask " have I tried these 5 easy things ?"
Maybe you did not really ask, but I will share anyway.
Some of the 5 things I have been doing are;
#5 -Red Hat visit to Annandale House Museum in Tillsonburg...a Victorian house in the Oscar Wilde Aesthetic style .
Wonderful inlaid wood floors , painted ceilings and beautiful stained glass , only problem would not let pictures be taken inside the home. History now covered!
Brock and Brianne.....
Happy Birthday Kids( they will always be kids to me)
Celebrated Thanksgiving at Rosanne's
|Rosa nne cooked the most delicious turkey|
|One of the best pies I have ever made.|
and a broccoli corn casserole...(printable recipe link)
#1- An Autumn floral arrangement seminar at the local flower shop called Pretty Flowers..A very modern table centerpiece, something I haven't done before ,always very traditional arrangements for me.....
Here it is step by step.
taro leaf in brown rectangle ceramic container
|all very happy with this seminar|
# 3 New music, would watching So You Think You Can Dance hip hop routines count? I now can appreciate hip hop, bboy and grunge where I did not before..... see even at my advanced age I have opened my mind to a new genre.....I am getting down with it. Still I doubt I will rush out to buy a CD of this music.
So back to my deserted inspiration to blog... someone pointed out that perhaps......it is .....
need for perfection( at over 60 given up on perfection what you see is what you get),
fear of failure( failed so many times at so many different things doesn't bother me anymore),
exhaustion(I have been working at work and at home doing the dreaded fall cleaning and turfing out of too much stuff),
distraction( I have been gallivanting a LOT but isn't that part of finding inspiration #4)
It could be any of the above I suppose but truth be told the weather has been so lovely, warm sunny days with summer time temperatures , cool window open nights ,
gardens with the last of the flowers putting on a lovely show....
...I have found myself away from the computer enjoying these gorgeous autumn days ..
|part of Rosanne's delightful table scape|