Friday 29 May 2015

Art as a way to get back on track

So last blogpost I'm all up talking about how I want to blog more...then I take a bigger hiatus from it than I have in ages lol oh well cest le vie.

I have taken an little hiatus from a lot of my 'regular' go-to creative things these past couple of weeks; for example art, the computer (sorry if you are follow me here or other places and have noticed), of books and audiobooks, of my enthusiasm generally for being creative or moving with projects.
It's just been a 
Mojo-NoNo time
but that's okay.
I just needed a break.
It happens to us all.

and for once I didn't allow the critic to freak out and go
'arrrrhhh your creativity's GONE! and it's not coming back. You're so unproductive, that's it you're stuck now and will never create again
because we all know that it will
(though that information might be buried deep down...deep, deep down). 
It's just scary for those days when you have nothing in the tanks (especially when they build day, upon day, upon day).

But as I just said it will come back. It has come back. And I have been working on my first project in ages; the new video for June's Monthly Challenge:

That is what I am doing right now:
I'm sat right here, right now, making the new video thinking about how much doing this has effected me. As artists we talk a lot about getting back to art when life gets busy, messy or hard. What mixed media techniques work best for starting again? How can you be creative for 5 minutes everyday? and so on and so forth.

But what about art helping us get back to life? What I am really thinking about as I sit here is how doing this art has brought me, bit by bit, back to myself...and it's what I shall be talking about/demonstrating in the new Monthly Challenge video, so be sure to check it out. 

(New Challenges are posted on the 1st of every month in the Monthly Challenge Group which you can join here:

Here's a little preview of what it's about
(....though it might not be what you think):

That's all from me for now. I hope that you, no matter where you are, who you are or what you're doing are in a 
Mojo-Helllllooo time
Much love


  1. I think that's a great idea, jenniebelly! I might start a tiny journal that I can do for 5 minutes a day no matter what else is going on. And stop after five minutes even if I'm still feeling creative. I will put that extra creativity somewhere else!

  2. hurrah! There's Jenny! I am so enjoying the challenges Jenny. They really keep my Mojo from being NoNo. Laughing so hard. Mojo No No- Mojo HELLO!
    Big hugs!

  3. I do love these challenges .... I love having a deadline .... because I know that someone on the other end is counting on me !!! Thank you for all you do for us . . .

  4. Hi Jenny, I had a lot going on in life the last couple of months too and... I haven't done much either and missed it but, I'm starting to get the urge to create again since the swap and challenge this month of July. So, yes it does happen to all of us. So glad you didn't let the opportunity to be hard on yourself arise. The creative spirit is there inside of you and part of who you are. It will always be there and guide you and inspire you. Much love and hugs... <3


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