While being all busy and excited about Take Twelve, I've been having this nagging feeling of scrapper's block lurking in the background of my brain. I don't like it. I haven't fully given in yet, but I know it's there. The feeling that I don't really know what to make next. I have nothing brewing in my head that can't wait to get out. In 2011, ideas just kept coming. I had so many things I wanted to try, and goals I wanted to reach, and now a little, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Except, I think if I just keep making, then maybe I can get past it.
So, with that in my head, I made the next two layouts. I forced myself to stick things down faster than usual, lest a layout get stuck, unfinished on my desk for months.
I did like this photo that I took the day before Chanukah, the beginning of winter break, when Dave surprised me and the boys with tickets to see Stomp. Somehow on this outing I only manged to snap a picture of our feet, but considering the show's title, I figured it worked. And, I kind of like the picture anyway. My two Converse boys with their Doc Marten Mom. As for Stomp, I had seen it in college, which now makes it over 15 years ago. I loved it then, and always thought I should go again. Thanks Dave for making that happen. And, by the by, it's still REALLY good. The energy and the beauty of making art from the mundane.
As for the layout, it's good enough, and it's done. Not mocking me with its incompletion on my desk.
This layout I made after I emailed my sister asking if she enjoyed her birthday. She replied that Meital (age 4) told her she never had a mom as good as her. I said, get me the exact quote, please, because I feel a page coming on. I had these 2 photos from Max's bar mitzvah that I loved, and I'm so glad they found a story and a home here.
This is not a particularly original question, but what do you do when a creative block strikes?