I think that one of the most challenging things about having a blog, is the factor of time. Life waits for no one, not even for a girl well-intentioned to document it electronically. No matter how much I click, read, learn, make, write - I am always being stretched, grown and stumped. and sometimes, I come up completely empty.
So I push.
I make something new, remake something old, do something dumb. (especially the dumb part.) The creative journey is one in which the direction may be unclear - but that's okay - as long as you keep on trucking. I am constantly in this awkward ping pong match of "I'm proud of that" and "how can I make that better?"
Sometimes all it takes to make some ideas... is a walk. Or some toast with Nutella. Or a bath, a new song discovery, a life experience. Sometimes I read as many magazines and blogs as I can in one sitting. Or books. Sometimes I just sit and don't read anything at all. I watch disney movies back to back. I may grab my camera and shoot a photo every hour, or browse and re-discover ones I've already taken. I dance, I run, I listen, did I mention dance?
Just when I'm about to give up hope...
What do you do when you are exhausted creatively?