Creative Flow... or lack thereof....

I am lolling.
Lolling is something i do - when i am creatively fatigued (and physically exhausted)
Lolling is an Art form in itself. You have to thrroooow yourself into full lolling - you can't just half lol, or half-heartedly lol.
Honestly, i could write a book on this subject. And really, Lolling / 'To Loll' is just about rolling and sitting and lying all over the floor. With no real purpose or activity. I do photograph myself alot when i am lolling though. I allow myself that activity as there is a looseness of the mind that i enjoy playing with on the camera.
There is a relaxing and grounding, meditative state to my lolling. Just thinking and just being.
In my old house, i used Lol in the bathroom. In my parents house they have a 'sun lounge' (sounds terribly extravagant, a separate lounging area for sun dwelling) but it was a good lolling room as it had plenty of floor space and sunshine. I am having flashbacks to childhood tantrums - you know, when the floor is the only place for a child to go.... wherever they are! supermarket, pub, park, kitchen.... the floor is, of course, a grounding place.
And perhaps it is no surprise, that a person who is active, hectic, creative, silly, theatrical, obsessive (yes, all those apply to me) finds the need to be grounded. The need to find a floor space and get a good Lol going on. Like a cat. Or a fat lazy dog.
I was going to write a post about Creative Flow - hence the title - and, to help me out of this relaxed state, i was going to list all the things i am going to do to get my creativity flowing again. But guess what? that involves a creative energy! and i am totally lacking in the ability to even make a list.
Times are bad. Creative energy has hit an all time low.
I have so much to do - so many deadlines.
I have also been walking and going to the gym every day for the past few weeks. So, this new routine might be taking it's physical toll on me. Typical Kirsty / Piscean? finding it hard to get a good balance in life without tipping the scales / upsetting the flow....
So... please comment. feel free to leave ME a list of things that help get YOU creative and motivated.
Naturally i find new supplies a joy, or i wouldn't do the job i do, hey. But my ONE idea to kickstart the list is to get my sewing machine serviced and cleaned. Madness - how is that creative? It isn't.... but if i'm not using it, i may aswell get it ready for the big sewing marathon that will, no doubt, come-a-knocking at my fingertips in the post-LOL days.
Creative Flow - or lack thereof.
Feel free to discuss...

12 comments:

Jessica Wright said...

Your post made me laugh out loud! I am totally going through a loll period and have been for the past few days. In a way I think going to the gym helps - it does for me - but it also has the nasty habit of leaving you so flaming knackered that all you can do is lie on the floor. Boo to lolling.

Mrs B said...

Make spring risotto! Stirring so meditative, soothing, freeing...like tai chi of the cookery world ;) ....

Nb you must have rest days from gym to allow muscles to do the growing necessary to make them strong, lean...good looking!! X

LovePaperFish.com said...

even the sound of the word Lol... say it many times and it is just like a lazy flap of the tongue....
i shall cook my love x
i am walking on my rest days... is that ok?

Mrs B said...

Absolutely fine! But walking not trekking ;) waitrose live new issue out! I defy a lack of inspiration in response to that! I posted on the bigstove t'other day! X

Scented Sweetpeas said...

hhmm why don't you doodle whilst you lol about - might help your creative flow creap back again :-)

The Rainbow Room said...

I think I may go and lol around on the floor too - maybe I should hoover first!!

LissyLou said...

i love to loll - wish i could loll today - but i have a busy one. x

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

What a fabulous word!
Who knew the thing I do lots of was called lolling, doesn't sound nearly as lazy as what I thought I was doing.
I tend to say dithering but that sounds confused or unfocused and that's not what I mean at all, lolling it is from now on!
Enjoy the floor!
x

Flossie and Tom said...

I was reading through your post thinking "hey thats me all over - exactly how I'm feeling " then I read further - guess what ??? I'm a pisces too - maybe its to do with the planets or maybe we are just built this way :)

Beaky said...

I find myself doing the lolling not so much on the floor (but around the house in general when I have loads to do. I just don't want to do it.
May be the coming of spring will bring us out of our stupor, either that or a big fat kick up the bum x

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yumptatious said...

We need these times away from creative endeavours to gather our energy and fill the creative banks surreptitiously without our knowing, i.e. reading a good story, watching a beautiful / funny film, going for a walk or just lolling. Creativity ebbs and flows, I have found and it's best to go with it and not panic.

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