yesterday a friend called and asked me if i wanted to meet her for a movie....julie & julia....in about 30 minutes. i had a million things to do, and i'm not normally so spontaneous....but for these reasons and many more, i said "yes!" and off we went!!
it was fabulous.....i had girlfriend-catch-up time, i paid an obscene amount of money for popcorn and m&m's and called it lunch, and i laughed so hard that i had to wipe the tears from my eyes with my partially popcorn-oil-stained napkin. for two hours i didn't think about updating my flickr account, checking my etsy shop, or even sewing those two books on my work table.
please don't misunderstand, i absolutely love what i do, and every day i'm thankful for the blessing of having the time....and such a fabulous place.....to be creative! but, sometimes when i start to feel a little "creative overwhelm", walking away for a few hours is the best thing that i can do for myself. when i return to my studio, i have a new perspective on my artwork.....and lots of inspiration to get me jump-started again!
p.s. if you haven't seen julie & julia yet, i highly recommend that you head to a theater near you! it's terrific!!