I have purposely not looked at the blog's of anyone else who is sending stuff for Morphe II. I thought it best to just trundle along happily doing whatever I decided to do without any idea of what everyone else was doing.
And then today I did it. I peeked at another blog.
And fell into a great big pit of self doubt.
And it serves me right too!
I always avoided as much as possible looking at anyone else's submissions at uni - all it ever did was make you doubt the standard/quantity/creative genius of your own stuff.
So after looking at one, of course I looked at a few more ...and a few more...aggghhhhhh! Panic set in for a bit as not only am I still trying to decide which of the several half finished toys I will send, but all of my work started to look boring, run of the mill ,plain and uninspired! Other People have not only decided what to submit but they've finished them. And sent them!
So I did what any self doubting, indecisive girl should do in this situation. I went to the gym, spent an hour in a body combat class kicking, punching and yelling and then came home and reassessed.
No, my toys aren't boring, or uninspired..however they are in various stages of assembly. My plan...finish the toys I have started and then make a decision on which to send ( perhaps with some feedback from a few fellow craftybloggers). And no more looking at what everyone else is doing or has done.......not until after the deadline has come and gone and my toys are safely in Adelaide. Then I can look and admire properly without the angst !
And while the nasty bugs of the last two weeks, coupled with the cupcake- making frenzy that has been August, have eaten up most of my creative energy, a little found its way into these two pieces...
and a felt zip pouch in my favourite shape- of -the -moment for zip pouches.....
Back to toyland for me....