Friday, May 27, 2011

permission slip


of all the things i love to do, resting is not one of them.  
not only do i not like to rest, i'm really not very good at it either.
to me, resting is on that life-list of stuff that we've got to do every once in a while
whether we want to or not......like going to the dentist.......or exercising......

but the thing about rest is that it's in kahoots with that persistent little voice inside of you.....it nags at you in a gentle little whisper, and you ignore it of course, but before you know it, it's bellowing at you.  and eventually you have to listen....and be somewhat obedient to the calling.  
so today i'm giving myself permission to take a bit of a creative break......and do some resting for the next few weeks.  {although i've already thought of some ways to cheat, so i'll be sneaking in some "elvie re-posts" here and there......}

in the meantime, i wish all of you bloggy sweeties a fabulously creative weekend ahead.....
mixed in with a bit of rest for yourself, too!!

see you soon......xoxo



23 comments:

LittleBe. said...

Hey Elvie,
You make really beautifull things!!!
So i'll be following u :-)
liefs,
Annick

Chel said...

I completely understand this- I'm giving myself a summer vacation and just working in my little art journal- a "play" journal. No rules, no rights, no shoulds. It's been liberating and FUN!

Sophia said...

Love it....but awww.....will miss your new inspirations. Rest up and please hurry back soon!! :) Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Yup - we'll MISS you. But you'll come back all refreshed with NEW ideas for us. :)

Thanks for sharing all you do.
Grandma Nancy

garden clippings said...

I wish all my permission slips looked as beautiful and fun as yours!!!

Mary said...

Lori you are so right, we need extended rest from time to time. May yours be reviving and rejuvenating.

xxoo

Robin said...

You will be missed but enjoy your rest!!

Janie Husband said...

we all need the rest to recharge our creative spirit....peace... ;-)

ale balanzario said...

very nice!! have a fantastic week-end.

Phoenix Peacock said...

Perfect reminder. Its so true that resting is difficult. Even single-tasking is hard for me. I'm constantly reminding myself to slow down.

marjanne said...

Happy resting!!

Desi said...

Enjoy the rest!!!! :D

Andria said...

Your permission slip would make a great sign in any creative space. Enjoy your rest!!

Jessie May said...

Have a well deserved rest :)

Lottie said...

Oh how I empathise with you and your sign (in the arty crafty side of life) I now need a kick start.

Enjoy your break - I am sure you will benefit from it and return refreshed.
xxx

Terri Kahrs said...

Fabulous!!!! We all need a creative break now and then. Enjoy your time away from the matrix. We'll all be here upon your return! Hugs, Terri

Tahirih said...

It's so hard to do, isn't it!? I have so many other things that still need to be done, like weeding the 1 acre flower garden that the landlord left me, and planting the vegetable garden, that I may just have to use that as an excuse to take a creative break...not that I want to. We still need a paycheck!

Createology said...

Lori your "permission slip" is so you...creative and artsy! Have a wonderful rest and return full of new energy. I will be thinking heARTfully of you my dear...

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I know everyone will miss their Elvie "fix" but have a gooooood time away from blogging and have fun!

Julie Bagamary said...

Clever.

mademoiselle G said...

It's important to take some rest when you need it :-) Wish you a nice vacation time! Mine is beginning too now, I have finished my studies finnally! Plenty of time for crafting! Yay! :-)

Clare said...

yes indeed rest - seems to be the artist creatives foe - we know we need to slow down, recharge - sometimes be still and just let what is be - but then there is always the next project that just can't wait.

Jancalligrapher said...

Hi, sweet Lori, I know what you mean. I HATE resting too. Sorry I have been behind on catching up with your posts lately. Going back to work tomorrow, 3 days a week, selling my calligraphy. My head is spinning. I wish you lots of healing, peace and renewal of creative juices. Blessings

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