Monday, May 16, 2011

off my game ...

I swear this constant rain has knocked me right off of my creative game ... i'm not writing ... not scrapping and not creating anything.  This entire lack of sunshine is just not working for me ... so what to do?

I have a half finished layout on my table ... and even one or two ideas in my wee brain, but i just lack the ability to jumpstart the old mojo.

So tell me please ... what do you do to jumpstart your creativity?

oh, and some layouts i did before i hit this little wall ... one of my daughter and one of my mother, both using the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden line available at Tiny Seed ... the best little online store ever!

My Mom looks so tiny in this photo ... like a little garden fairy!  This paper is so pretty and easy to work with ...I just cut around the large butterfly on the paper with a blade and slid the photo under it.

Love this picture of my daughter ... we were at pub patio on the waterfront ... along with Grandma & Grandpa ... it was a wonderful day!  There is actually glimmer mist all over this page but the colours i choose were very similar to the paper so it has a lovely glimmer shining on it!

Okay, I think i will pull some more paper off the shelf and see if i can get the old mojo flowing ... and if that doesn't work, its on to automatic writing ...
thanks for stopping by!

peace love & paper, Jo


BECKY said...

Such pretty things! And when the rainy, dreary days really "get to me"'s what I do to get my mojo back....Take Long Naps! :)
Just kidding, but honestly, sometimes I just have to wait it out. When the sun shines again, that's usually when I shine, too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I love these creations, Jo! I'd say you've got mojo all over the place!

Sue C said...

So here's what I do when I have no mojo - I go onto YouTube and look at paper crafts! Then, in no time at all, I am back in the groove!

This week will be sunny, and your amazing gift will no longer be on snooze :)

Kathy said...

Both of these layouts are absolutely stunning Jo! I am totally in love with this line. I'll be sharing what I did with some of mine on tomorrow's Kathy Thursday. It's so easy to get absorbed in this beautiful paper collection. Now that the sun is starting to shine, I bet a little walk in the sunshine will get your mojo rolling again!

Judie said...

Honey, you were BORN jump-started! BUT when I get into an artistic slump, I go check out what is going on in galleries and shops. I look at the stuff and think, "I can do that!" Try it, Jo! It works!!!

Unknown said...

I just go read your blog - thanks for the butterfly cutting thing - that is a great idea - simple - makes me feel like why did I not think of that.

jacque4u2c said...

My mouth is hanging open and drool is running down my face! These layouts are just STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!

Teresa Kline said...

great pages.....luv the has been rainy here too, I think it is about over for us, the last two days have been sunshiny...hope your day is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jo!
Thanks so much for visiting~I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!

Pondside said...

The rain is getting to me too - and the worst thing is that, although it's constant it's not really getting down to the roots of the plants. There ought to be a law!

Judie said...


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jo,
Thanks so much for coming to visit! I hope you're having a great weekend...I already made the piece for the design team, but I think it premieres in June--I don't know which

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous pages Jo, Hey I have an idea... lets move to Arizona, I hear the sun shines there all the
time :0)
hugs Lynn

Judie said...

JO! I suffered from SAD for years until we moved out here!!! All the sunshine all the time cured me!! I am glad that you are going to start working again!!!
Your photos are lovely!!