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  • MISSING - mojo, not been seen for months!

    Not been on here for an age, nor have I updayed my blog, website or facebook page, not a tweet has passed my fingers and I have not made anything new and exiting for so long I am worried I have forgotten how to use my pliers and snips anymore.

    I have a beautiful selection of materials from lampwork beads to many colours of wire right down to all the findings a girl could want. All my seed beads are displayed on my workbench in glass containers like jewel coloured raindrops but I just don't have the urge to pick up my tools and play.

    Totally lost for what to write in my blog and have not done any marketing for an age.

    Anyone else been here and what did you do to locate your missing mojo?

    All help and advice, encouragement and cyber backside kicks gratefully received.

    LJ
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    LJ Brown Designs

    website - www.ljbrowndesigns.co.uk
    folksy shop - http://www.folksy.com/shops/LJBrownDesigns
    Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presto...105106?ref=sgm

  • #2
    There have been a few posts like this on here recently, must be something in the air!

    I had about 2-3 months were I didn't make a single piece and like you didn't post on my blog or tweet, I barely even thought about crafting....I'm getting back into the swing of it now but still struggling a bit with my creativity!

    I think you just have to try and ease yourself back in slowly, I know on previous threads people suggested that having a sort through your materials might spark some ideas. Worrying about it will probably make it harder though, maybe spending some time on the forum will help get you back in the mood?
    Karly
    http://www.thesilvershack.co.uk
    http://twitter.com/thesilvershack1
    http://thesilvershack1.blogspot.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/TheSilverShack

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    • #3
      Yep, i was one of those who posted a similar thread! also asked for a kick up the bum! Mind you i still havn't got around to my tidy up either and my mojo is still lost, maybe its under the pile of stuff i need to sort!
      Hope you find yours again soon LJ, maybe we should shout at each other or something, or as Karly says spend more time on here.
      Anna x
      Bubbleicious http://www.fimo-heaven.com
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      • #4
        I think you need more contact with gifted people. Making contact here is the first stage. If you have some of your craft items finished from before you lost you mojo, why not have a good look at them and handle them. They might bring inspiration.

        What would certainly help would be to do a craft fair. The incentive of getting ready in the days beforehand, setting up a stall, meeting other crafters and most importantly talking to potential customers and selling some work will certainly get you out of this period of doldrums.

        So go and see what fairs are on close to you and book a table. I feel sure this is what you need.

        Roger

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        • #5
          Book yourself in to a one-day workshop!

          You will find your mojo there, I can guarantee it! Mixing with like-minded people and crafting with no pressure to produce anything saleable is wonderful.
          You'll come away all fired up and raring to go.
          Annie and Lyn
          www.rosiepink.typepad.co.uk

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          • #6
            I find sometimes I simply have to be okay with walking away from creative endeavors. If I am feeling creatively blocked, I just tell myself it's okay, and go do something else for a while! It's like a vacation, I suppose. And when I feel like getting mad at myself for abandoning my crafty things, I remind myself it's okay to not do them, and okay to just do nothing! After a short while, I seem to calm down, relax, and start getting back in to crafty things.

            Sometimes I lose my mojo if I am too overwhelmed with too many craft ideas, and so putting everything out of mind except one project is helpful. Focus, focus, focus...not easy.

            Roger is right...a market or fair is a great way to get yourself moving sometimes!! When we are getting ready for our regular market, I always wonder why I can't be that energetic and enthusiastic ALL the time! But I have never come up with a good answer... =P

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rosiepinkStudio View Post
              Mixing with like-minded people and crafting with no pressure to produce anything saleable is wonderful.
              You'll come away all fired up and raring to go.
              This is so true!! And like Roger said, chatting here with other creative people...it IS inspiring!

              You're so very right about no pressure to produce something to sell. Sometimes making something to sell can take the fun out of just plain creating. Maybe we need to simply make stuff and not care whether it's perfect, and just relax and enjoy the process!!

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              • #8
                Thanks folks, good to know I am not alone! Well not good in that other peoples mojos are also in hiding but you know what I mean. Will start by taking Cosmic's advice and allowing myself to be here then start looking at the other suggestions when I am calmer. Does not help that I have a leg in plaster and I am climbing the walls to be fully mobile again....scan on thurdsay should mean I have a better idea of how long this is going to be for.

                Thanks again xxx

                LJ
                x
                LJ Brown Designs

                website - www.ljbrowndesigns.co.uk
                folksy shop - http://www.folksy.com/shops/LJBrownDesigns
                Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presto...105106?ref=sgm

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                • #9
                  I am sure you are suffering due to your injury and this is making your creative side disappear into the background for a while. Why not get yourself some good craft magazines and really read them (not flick through like most of us usually do looking at the pictures!) Take your time, buy some new magazines so each page is fresh and interesting then relax with a big mug of tea and don't think about not making things, just enjoy the wonderul ideas and new items in your mag.

                  I would normally suggest having a big clearout and re-organise your craft space as this usually gets the juices flowing but obviously this is difficult with your leg in plaster! I love looking at all the wonderful creative spaces and storage ideas on http://craftystorage.blogspot.com When I recover from the jealousy, I nearly always find something I can use and my mojo reappears!

                  Take your time, relax and recover and before you know it you will be back creating again.
                  Ali x

                  Etsy Shop: aliscraftstudio.etsy.com
                  Facebook: AlisCraftStudio
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                  @AlisCraftStudio

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the link AliCat. Am now planning a make-over of my work area - just don't tell hubby! I even bought af ew new beads off t'internet, I may just be on my way to locating that pesky mojo. And you are all quite correct, this forum has helped me enormously. I think I may just rescue my website and blog from hibernation and do a bit of wittering on there. THANK YOU

                    LJ
                    x
                    LJ Brown Designs

                    website - www.ljbrowndesigns.co.uk
                    folksy shop - http://www.folksy.com/shops/LJBrownDesigns
                    Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presto...105106?ref=sgm

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