This is picture of India from a few years ago. It was taken with my terrible cell-phone camera, and I love it even though it's not a great picture. She is at the mall, sitting in one of those little shopping cart/car things and I think her face perfectly illustrates how I'm feeling lately. I know that I'm in the driver's seat, but I can't figure out how to get anywhere.
I'm quite annoyed with myself these days. I've amassed some lovely stashes--fabric, yarn, printing supplies. I've read countless craft books. I check in daily to my favorite craft blogs.
The only thing I don't do is CRAFT.
My main excuse is that I don't have a lot of time to myself during the day and, at night, after all the children are asleep, I can't get myself to do much more than plop on my bed and watch The Office or Lost or, on my very sleepy nights, even Deal or No Deal or The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular.
Another excuse is that I've bought such beautiful materials that I'm afraid to screw them up. I don't want to start a project when I'm tired and I'm basically always tired. I am also quite lazy. And shiftless. Did I mention the extreme sleepiness?
I vow here and now that I am going to cut up those beautiful fabrics, risk knotting up all that beautiful yarn, and take the risk of getting ink all of myself and my house! I will not live in fear!
Here are some quotes that I hope will help get me out of my rut:
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
and, of course,
If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again. Then give up. There's no use being a damned fool about it.