Ruts sneak up on me. One day I’ll have so much creative energy that I have no idea what to do with it all.
Other days, I have nothing.
Yesterday was one of those days when I was feeling less than inspired but really wanted to make progress on decorating our bedroom. But I was seriously just empty. And anyone who is a creative type knows how discouraging that can be.
So I broke out the paints and started painting. The best way for me to get out of a rut is to paint. For whatever reason, it opens up my mind and everything just seems clear.
This is what I painted yesterday:
And wouldn’t you know. It pulled me right out of that neutral zone I was in.
I finally found pillows that work in the room and work with the blue. My problem wasn’t that I couldn’t figure out the whole color thing, it was more of me trying to work inside the color parameters my husband wanted for the bedroom. He said he wanted blue. But I was so stuck in blue, that I wasn’t opening my mind up to complementary colors.
In the photo, the color looks yellow, but it’s more of a citron. And now I finally feel like I can pull the rest of the room together now that I have an accent color that is actually working.
How do you get out of ruts?