10 Dec. 2009

My Creative Space this week is full of doubt…..

I’m having a very badly timed creative slump. My second ever market stall is this weekend at The Handmade Expo and I am feeling blah about all of my stock.


I’m really worried that the copper jewellery that I have been obsessed with the last month or so just isn’t up to scratch.

I don’t feel like making playdough, I don’t feel like doing any of the prep work that is required.

Then I keep remembering the posts of these inspirational ladies.
Miriam from Bubba Chenille is facing her 20th market stall this year.
Cathie from m.e. has 2 markets this weekend with mountains of baking required for each one.
Little Brown Dog's Bec just conquered 3 stalls in two days with a tiny baby in tow.
Then there is the unstoppable Cam of Curly Pops fame my head just swims when I read how busy she has been lately about a million market stalls and new retail stockist popping up everywhere.

If these special ladies can do it so can I, I just need to find the positive excited place I was in two days before my last stall (without all of the nerves!) and get my wares ready to put out there and hope for the best.

I have my fingers crossed I am out of this slump quick smart. Any tips on what you do to get out of funks like this would be greatly appreciated.

Check out what all of the other creative folk are up to this week over at the fabulous Kootoyoo.

21 comments:

  1. I think you should get a cup of coffee and find a shady spot and relax for a little bit. Stop stressing because that will prevent your creative juices!!! Your copper jewelery is great!! Have a great market!!!!

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  2. Oh no! Creative slumps always seem to come at the most inconvenient times my dear, but I know you'll get through it!

    Your copper jewellery is looking awesome, seriously... look with fresh eyes at that first photo & tell me it isn't?!

    Here's hoping you are feeling better about things & rearing to go ASAP!

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  3. Take drugs. No! I'm joking. the slump happens to everyone and as you said it's just bad timing. Maybe step away for a little while and have a walk, talk to a friend, have a bath and then when you feel better start writing a list of what you need to do. I'm sure you will get through it and have a fantastic stall. Good luck, I'm sending you lots of positive feelings through the airwaves! xo

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  4. Oh Kylie, your products are fantastic and all the market goers will absolutely love them! You can do it girl.

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  5. Hi Kylie, your jewelery is beautiful and you should stop doubting yourself. You will have a great market....onwards and upwards I always say.
    See you at the market.:)
    Lisa T

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  6. I think we all have to expect a slump in creative energy at times! Sometimes it's a good thing though - fired us up for the next "up" moment.

    I think your stuff looks lovely! I hope the market goes really well for you.

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  7. Your MOJO will return Kylie...I am rooting for you....

    Liesa

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  8. I love the copper and I am so in awe of anyone who can manage to truly create and sell - slump or no slump you impress me!

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  9. I've never done a market but can only imagine how much work is involved.
    I hope you find the inspiration you need to get it all happening.

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  10. Going for a short walk always helps. It clears the body and the mind.
    BTW, I think your jewelry looks fantastic.

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  11. You sooooo have nothing to worry about - Saturday will come, you will be energetic & excited and you will wonder what you were ever worried about... You go girlfriend - you are an inspirational lady too.

    Micky
    xxoo

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  12. your products are awesome so dont listen to yourself. Slumps happen to everyone, they always pass:)

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  13. Just push through it Kylie, maybe have a cupcake ? !

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  14. Yep...everyone needs a little red engine now & then. "i think i can".

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  15. First off, your work is lovely. Second, maybe take a step back - even just for a hour or two and have a complete break, and come back fresh and focussed. I love your jewellery and so do HEAPS of others!

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  16. good luck and you can do it! smart idea looking to others for inspiration. it's amazing what i can whip up on a thursday after looking at a few "creative spaces" xo m.

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  17. I think your jewellery looks lovely. Hope your mojo comes back for Saturday and you have a great day.

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  18. Take it easy and have faith, you're work is stunning. Have a fantastic time Saturday, i've typically double booked myself (again) - how else do you think I ended up at 3 markets in 2 days, good old baby brain - so won't see you there but good luck xo

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  19. The copper work looks beautiful. Don't let self doubt take hold and steal your momentum. I've allowed that to happen lately and I only just realised it. You're a wonder woman just like the other super women you referred to.

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  20. Your copper jewellry is organically beautiful! I know how self-doubt can eat at insipiration but it is also part of what keeps you finding your inner standard so it is part of the process: I would accept that it is to be expected but not necessarily listened to. I like the advice of taking a walk or some sort of 'breather' to clear your head and get back at it. I have not participated in any shows or sales in many years but I am sure yours will be a success.

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  21. it is the heat sapping your motivation ... imnsho ... go to a shopping centre in the day time and work at night when Little Guy can play with his Dad

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