Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blog Chain: Cursed

This chain was started by Kate. She asked:

Curses, you've been cursed! You can write no longer. The story well has run dry, and you can't even remember how to type. Now what do you do? Where do you channel your creative energies? And to what lengths would you go to break the curse?

That is a cruel, cruel curse. Though some days I think it might be a blessing. I have my suspicions that writing actually kills the sane brain cells and causes the crazy ones to multiply. Rapidly. ;)

Now, it doesn't say anything about my desire to write disappearing, so I'd probably keep trying. I feel like I'm deluding myself most of the time anyway, so I don't know that it would really be that different.

But if my desire to write just faded away, I have plenty of discarded creative outlets to fall back on.

There's sewing, which I still do once in a while. Sometimes I need a break from writing. You know, to rebuild those sane brain cells.

This is my latest project, a camping quilt I made for my husband for Father's Day. Yes, this is totally a bragging photo. It turned out exactly as I wanted it to. :)

Or there's digital scrapbooking. Along that same line, I'd love to go back to school to learn graphic design and web design.

And someday I want to learn blacksmithing and welding and all kinds of metalworking so I can be the crazy lady with all the metal sculptures in her front yard. ;)

What about all of you? Where would you channel your creative energy if you couldn't write anymore?

Be sure to check out Margie's post from Friday, and Sandra's post tomorrow.


  1. Yeah...some days writing is a curse. I don't think I've ever had so many self doubts creep up my spine until I started writing.
    And I'm deaf. Then again my voice has never been louder.

    I think I'd want to learn glass blowing or do stained glass work. I do think writers would definitely need something creative to fill the gap. (Hugs)Indigo

  2. My other creative channel is music.

    On the days where my writing doesn't flow, I usually take a walk and change my surrounding. That seems to help. Those are tough days, though.

  3. Dang! Cursed from writing. And I was so hoping to finishing something. Guess I'd have to go back to college after all.

    It's lots more expensive.

  4. I'd jump into drawing and photography and create something magical in the garden. So many creative outlets ... so little time. Love the quilt!

  5. Indigo: I would love to learn glass blowing too. What a cool talent! :)

    Aubrie: Music is a great creative outlet. I've always wished I had more natural talent with that. :)

    Donna: I've felt like that many times. But then I'd have to choose something to focus on. ;)

    MG: Thanks! So many creative outlets ... so little time. Exactly! :)

  6. Wow! That quilt is AMAZING! I'm jealous of you crafty people. I don't think I can do handy things besides write!

  7. That is such an awesome quilt! And I love that you want to learn welding - what a cool skill that would be!