Life, Creative Ruts and Days Out

I’ve had some creative blocks recently, and with other things going on in my life, it’s been over a month since my last blog post. And who knows how it is June already?! It’s only just started to get warm here in Manchester, May seemed to be a lot of rain.

I recently added a page about creativity and creative blocks, a topic I have been thinking about for a while. I also decided to take my own advice and went for a walk a few weeks ago to the Southern cemetery near where I live. Getting away from my desk was a good way to stop worrying about any creative blocks. It was quiet and peaceful with so many bluebells. I sat down on a bench and woke up some sleepy ducks – they gave me a heart attack being surrounded by old gravestones in the quiet!

It was serene and a lovely place to think, walk around and having a break from technology. I also went to Blackpool last week, somewhere I have never been. The weather was beautiful and the breeze from the sea was a nice relief from the sun – I still managed to get sunburnt, whoops! It was full of arcade places, fish and chip shops, tacky gift shops and I thought it was so much fun. My friend and I went to the Sealife centre there so I could continue my sea creature obsession. I loved the rays, seahorses and I got to see a nautilus. They are cool and weird!

As I’ve been trying to get back into sculpting, I started with a few octopus in Altoid tins – something simple helped me get over my perfectionist tendencies. Plus I find making the tentacles fun and relaxing. I decided to try putting my octopus in different things and got a small china dish and a spoon – I love how these turned out, especially after adding the resin. All my creations are now in my Etsy shop if anyone wants one!

My next projects are going to include a larger sea coral scene in a bowl and a Kraken, as well as an attempt at a four limb monster. Hopefully this will be a new beginning to more blog posts on here too.

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