I posted this on my IG account and I figured it would be a good idea to include in the blog. I promise to (try) be more consistent with immortalizing my thoughts on here (hopefully someone will read it LOL) .
About a year ago i had the biggest creative block of my life. I had zero ideas, inspiration, motivation, or energy. I was taking 2 hour naps daily, and binge watching all of the Netflix documentaries i could fit in one evening. I was growing a tiny human and that caused my brain to shut down any attempt at creativity. I had a brand new IPad at the time so i just couldn’t stand not working on anything, and the stand still was making me restless. So i started to just doodle. Procreate had just added the symmetry feature so i started drawing Mandalas. I drew dozens of them in a week. Then changed colors and textures.Then patterns. Then I changed sizes and styles. It was a Mandala parade. Then i was contacted by RAW asking if i wanted to do an art show. They said they looked at my IG and saw the Mandalas and they would love for me to show them at the event. Now you might be all thinking that i became the Mandala queen after that, that i was finally noticed for my work and i might be on a book deal path about mandalas. Well, it couldn’t be further from the truth (and I’ll tell you why). After the show, those Mandalas had the same affect on me as other pregnant women have with some foods and/or smell: they were making me feel nauseous. Yes. Weird, i know. I’m not sure if it was the intricate pattern, or the fact i did too many of them, or looked at them for too long. But i COULD NOT STAND looking at them. I boxed all the extra prints and put them in the trunk of my car and i believe they’re still there. So now i have all the ideas. I have all of them in my brain and i can’t work on them fast enough. And of course i have more ideas and less time (as you can imagine it would happen when you have a small human at home). I guess they were accumulated somewhere in my mind, hidden so i would just relax and prepare for Stella’s arrival. The only thing missing now is more hours in a day, because 24 hours, well definitely not enough. Anyone had any weird reactions while pregnant? Did it get better after? Im curious! Let e know in the comments!