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Monday, September 24, 2012

My Mojo Is On Hiatus!

Didn't you just know this would happen...I have a nice new studio space and no inspiration! I still can't seem to get going with anything. Not sure what the problem is but I wish it would go away.

I played around with a face the other day...

I'm not pleased with her but don't know what to do. 
She doesn't have any life. 

Then I messed around with a print-out of another face I did several years ago...

It's okay but nothing really special...just some papers glued down over a textured background. I don't know where my mojo went but it's definitely on hiatus somewhere!

20 comments:

  1. You wore yourself out! Your mojo is now on vacation relaxing from all that work. It will come back ...with bells on!

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  2. Janet, perhaps try doing something radically different. Skip doing faces; try using space - block color, monochrome, make a wild color chart, grab a brush and slap it on, pour it, ink it, blow it, make it dirty, layer it, etc. etc. etc. Make a mess but keep that studio space nice and tidy. LOL :-)

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  3. Could it be your mojo I met the other day? It was a she, and I told her to go back home.
    Talk to her and tell her to return, tell her what a wonderful new studio she'll have to play in. Perhaps she doesn't recognice her new home. What if she sits on a mountain top longing for home, but don't know where home is any more. Talk her back home!
    By the way, I like both of your pieces so it might be just a block in your head.
    What song do you love the most? Paint your feelings about it while hummimg. Good luck anyway!!

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  4. Do something different for awhile. Maybe crochet!! It will return!! Or just plug away until something clicks. Maybe take another little course!! That might spark something!! Be kind to yourself!!

    Your work is always pretty!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. I can't for the life of me find anything I want to do. you and I might just be tired, ya never know. The rain helped our air so much, I should be out in the garden...no energy for that either. Your girl is pretty, I like her eyes, you will be fine, just be patient...thats what I keep telling myself. I love you, Your Mary

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  6. Just keep at it and it will come back. Try some of the techniques in my book. Or re-watch the videos on some of the online classes you took. Do a perusal through all your supplies and try new things with old supplies. Or make something for someone else. Just get out the paint and play.

    XXOO
    Kate

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  7. I agree with snap, its all been heavy going and I think after a rest you'll be back with guns blazing doing art again!

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  8. Aw Janet, that just stinks. I like the art you have made, however I understand about the loss of inspiration. That is when I get out my art books...and visit blogs...and watch Youtube videos. This always helps. Also a beautiful movie or music you love or looking at photos. These have all given me my mojo back at different times. I hope to see a flood of mojo next time I come see you.

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  9. Maybe it's just time for some rest but, for what it's worth, I quite like your girl. However, I'm sure your mojo will be back soon ~ xo

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  10. Your face has plenty of life. She is awesomely beautiful, and the background is just as wonderful. The colors all fit together perfectly. She looks like she has just thought of a way to solve all of the world's women's problems.

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  11. I think this is why I keep signing up for swaps - I'm afraid that without a specific "assignment" and deadline I might lose my momentum.

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  12. Maybe it's just a touch of 'fall fever' (that's my current excuse, anyway, lol). I do always seem to get a little listless at the change of seasons, though.
    Anyway, your ladies are lovely - they look plenty lively to me.

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  13. Oh Janet, that stinks! Maybe you just knackered yourself out thinking, planning, and working on creating the space. Maybe you just need a rest or trying out something new/ different. Or go put your feet up and get lost in a good, inspiring novel that feeds your imagination... Hope it comes back to you soon.

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  14. your lack of mojo still makes for some pretty inspiring pieces!!! love the layering.

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  15. I love your lady at the top, she looks so wistful.
    I am sure your mojo will be back soon - maybe you need to make some mess in your new studio :-)

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  16. I think I like your girl better than you do, but then isn't that always the way? She has a very enigmatic expression that pleases me!

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  17. When the mojo takes a hiatus I have found it is necessary without us even knowing it. I really believe it is something that cannot be forced...it needs to be an organic process when the time is right. I've learned to not fight against it anymore and just let everything flow in its own time. You have it....it's just rebooting!!

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  18. I like the mouth on your first lady. Your mojo will return in no time because you are making yourself work on things. It's just a test! You will pass with flying colors and be back to work that pleases you in no time. Maybe try a different art form for awhile??

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  19. Mojo always returns, and helps you produce your lovely art. She will be back, she's getting some R & R!
    ♥♥

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  20. Hi Janet...I thought I had commented but I didn't see it...I am feeling torn...I need to get started on getting my house in order for the holidays. You'll get your mojo back, I just know it...I can't tell that it went anywhere looking at the two pieces here. All is well in the universe :)
    Mary

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