Saturday, June 8, 2013

On Creative Overload!

I've heard of writers getting writer's block but I can't even imagine what that must be like. I've never heard of designers, crafters, seamstresses, knitters, sculptors, or jewelry makers getting creative block.  I seem to go in the opposite direction where I get what I call, "Creative Overload." I get so many ideas, and want to make so many things, that there just aren't enough hours in a day. Right now, as I'm typing this, I have a little basket on my work table with 11 mug rugs and mini quilts all fused and ready to be stitched. In the hanging file folder organizer I have about a dozen more patterns that I've already designed and printed, just need to be put together and documented. I also have a list on my computer, on my tablet, and even on paper of projects I want to do next. I just wish there were more hours in the day!

Do you ever get on a major Creative Overload like I do?


  1. I'm the same way with Creative Overload! I have more ideas than time, but I guess that's a good thing :)

  2. I'm exactly the same way. I don't think I'll ever find time for all of my creative ideas. I agree with Edi that it's a good problem, though!

  3. When I am busy making things, I get ideas for other things that needs to be made. And there should be more hours in a day!

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  5. Oh, yeah! My lists are always longer than my days. And I have SO many ideas for new items. I even have the supplies for most of them. I need to spend less time on the computer and more time in the sewing studio, I think, if I'm ever going to get close to the bottom of my daily lists.

  6. I live in a constant state of creative overload, as you call it. I've not had a name to attach to the 'condition'.

    I am used to it now, and have learned how to keep lots of the ideas on the back I can focus my energies & time....... If not, then my time seems to sort of disappear, without having produced much work.

    I enjoy my idea boards, which fill any empty spaces in my studio. These sort of hold onto my inspirations while the project forms in my head.......or until time permits me to take the idea & run with it.

  7. I do get creative overload all the time but my problem is that I don't know where to start so nothing gets done

  8. yes. and it can feel painful. But I have to agree with other commentors that I'd rather be creatively overstimulated than at a loss for ideas.


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