Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Have You Seen My Muse?

I have been at an exceptional creative low. This low usually hits me in July. But this past July, I was riding high, creating and selling like a whiz! The stuff I made was getting snatched up right off my glass beads fan page, much to my delight! And rubber stamp sales were booming too!
New designs inspire... but an artist needs some "likes"

And then August hit and everything seem to grind to a halt! No sales to speak of, no classes and way too hot to torch! Add in a series of catastrophes I've had to deal with in the past month (new fence construction, car issues, a/c busted THREE TIMES, no internet connection for days, two printers died), it's been an expensive and trying month!
Thank goodness for my pup... she makes me smile all the time and calms my ragged nerves!

Now September is here and my muse is still MIA... I've got lots of new fans on the fan page... but no one even hits the like button on my latest work! And forget about sales... thank goodness the restaurant sales for my food safe stamp business has kicked in otherwise I would be in total panic mode.

I feel like I nee to run away and clear my head. I would dash down to Laguna...
My sister watching the sunset at Laguna Beach - last day of radiation 2003.

 but the tank of gas is more than I can swing. So... I'll just have to keep looking for my muse in the usual spots. Classes are starting and I have a packed one for wire wrap this weekend! New students always bring fresh eyes. And with shorter days our sunsets at the creek are spectacular! So, I'll keep looking for her...  I just hope she turns up soon!

Sunset at the Creek always inspires!


Ariella Kirtley said...

I hope your muse shows up soon! I had a rough August too, so all I can say is hang in there!

Petite Hermine said...

Congrats on your high in July and I hope it comes back in October :) Your doggie is so cute!

Stacie White said...

Sending some sale love we could all use it :)

Romantic.Treasures said...

Congrats on your exceptional July! Your Muse will find you - I guess she thinks you need a short break until then :-)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Ruth has left a new comment on your post "Have You Seen My Muse?":

Your muse will return, they usually do when things fall into line again and things calm down in your life.


Sorry Ruth, I was half asleep approving comments and accidentally hit delete!

CalliopeCreations said...

Your new students will inspire you. Hang in there. Your muse will return bigger, better and, probably quite different.

BijiBijoux said...

I hope it will pick up for this coming season:) Best wishes!

Dorene said...

I'm sure she'll show up soon! Love the puppy!