merry go round : holiday

my magazine reading pile. the book reading pile is much bigger.
it’s the last friday of the month, which means today’s post is a part of merry go round, a group of 11 artists/craftwomen from around the world that gather to share their thoughts on the same topic. this month’s topic: do you ever take a holiday from your craft/art?

and i say: yes! if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that i really haven’t done much this year in terms of new products. i’ve been producing my tried-and-true, i’ve done some custom jobs, i’m still using my polaroid cameras… but i have taken a break creating new goods.

i do have ideas, but i haven’t had the time or energy to see them through. i hope that will change at some point, but until then i try to be gentle on myself and remind myself that it’s ok to take a holiday. and some nights, it’s nice to just sit outside and catch up on reading.

at the top of my pile? aimee‘s newest awesomeness: the stew book. she hand-lettered and doodled all the recipes from our october weekend in northern minnesota. and if you’d like the full recipe for my yummy egg bake dish, let me know. there’s lots of cheesy goodness within, balanced by a tomato or two to make it good for you.

see what everyone else has to say:

laura at blue terracotta
monika at red 2 white
ruth at birdland creations
kim at vilt a la kim
sara at crafts of texture
samantha at vintage is for lovers
mariana at florcita
agathe at le bar du vent
mitsy at artmind
bethany at dirksen dabbles

happy weekend!

5 responses to “merry go round : holiday”

  1. jackie says:

    i bookmarked aimee’s stew book post, so that i can try all of those recipes!

  2. cindy says:

    i’m so envious of the experiences you guys had that inspired aimee’s stew book – it looks incredible. i hope she comes to ny with you and will do another one!

  3. cindy says:

    oh, i think it is good to take a creative breather and take it down a notch. i need to do it myself and just relax instead of being on high alert for something new all the time.

  4. Meherio68 says:

    Catching up with reading is high on my list as well! My TBR stock is getting scary… And I think it is VERY important to be gentle on oneself if one does want to dry out…
    ;)

  5. aimee says:

    i really wanted to call that recipe “baked jen”. but i didn’t know if you’d appreciate it, so i put a few extra words in the middle!

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