Monday, June 11, 2012

Stuck in a Holding Pattern: Felting without Finishing

I’m stuck.  Stuck, stuck, stuck.  It’s not that I haven’t been creative and somewhat productive, but I just can’t seem to finish anything.  I have needle-felted and wet felted many colorful little pieces over the past few weeks (I counted 62 in all), but I can’t seem to get myself to make them into finished products.  They will eventually be rings, bracelets, hair clips, etc., but for some reason, I just keep starting new projects instead of finishing these.  Actually, come to think of it, I do have about a dozen finished products sitting around, but I haven’t managed to get those listed on Etsy.  That would involve taking and editing photos and writing detailed descriptions – not that difficult, but I can’t bring myself to do it.  Every day, I just reach for the wool and start poking something new.

Oh yeah, and by the way (in case you hadn’t noticed), I seem to have writer’s block as well.  And here again, it’s not that I haven’t written anything, it’s that I can’t seem to finish a blog post.  Last week (or was it the week before?), I wrote a post, but I never published it.  I typed up a rough draft, but then I didn’t get around to the final steps of revising my writing and adding the photos and links for it.  And I had taken the photos weeks before that but never got around to editing them.  Ughhh!  What is going on with me?

I’m hoping that writing this -- and yes, publishing it! -- will snap me out of this holding pattern and get me moving forward again.  I still haven’t gotten to the bottom of what’s holding me back, but I think I just need to push past it.  
Some of my unfinished felted Zazzy Peacock creations -- hopefully, soon to make it over to my Etsy shop.

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