Monday, October 27, 2008

welcome back creativity

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a creative mind. I've always had a vivid imagination that can whip out a witty article, cute little poem, or adorable painting..... but it seems, lately, my imagination and creativity is failing me. Where has it gone? Not only do I have writers block (I have an article due at the end of this month and I have no idea where to start), but I seem to have creators block as well. (I think that has to do with the fact that I burned out on my art after being commissioned to do way to many paintings and in a short amount of time.)

I decided to browse a few artsy blogs to inspire me, and inspired I am! My husband has been asking me to come up with ideas of things for him to build and sell (and help him sell it), and I've also come up ideas in that area as well. I think the children's market would suit him well. Everyone loves well made wooden toys and furniture. He could make it, I could paint it. I know parents love those cute wooden kitchens (the plastic ones look so cheap), but they're expensive, so I'd like to come up with a simple plan to build beautiful wooden kitchens and sell them for an affordable price. It'd have to be something that could be broken down to ship to customers, but easily put together once they get it. And, I think I have just the plan. :)

Welcome back creativity.



(Hey Luke, do you recognize the brown paper?
It's the filler Sonlight uses to pack boxes! I saved it all!)



And, here's Merikalyn's guitar (with a bird as well!)

7 comments:

Heather said...

Woohoo!I love when the creativity comes back. Been in a slight slump myself and need to get moving--craft fair in 2 weeks. *There is a great cardboard box kitchen idea floating around online--you could use the principle behind that to make a wooden one. And you should definitely get an Etsy store!

Anon said...

I'm lovin' that guitar Merika drew.

Making wooden toys sounds like a fantastic idea! I always wished I had that crafty gene.

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Wenchy said...

That anon person was me by the way, I always forget to sign in!

Luke said...

I know it was very welcome when Sonlight switched from packing peanuts to the paper. So much better on so many levels! You're not the only one who saves it for later use [smile].

Fantastic!

~Luke

From TX to you said...

Very cute guitar that Merikalyn drew! She's picking up on your artistic talents too! Love the kitchen idea! They are expensive as I've priced them for my niece and they finally found one at a garage sale. If you could do it inexpensively, you'd have a hit!

Amy said...

Yay for you! I've been getting a little bit of creativity back in my life also. So I know how good it feels to get those creative juices flowing and then actually finish a project. I'll be checking back to see what you're up to.

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