Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lost Mojo and Movies

hi everyone. I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away!! I've been busy painting little ACEOs, lots of them! the ideas keep coming. I find that around this time of year, for some reason I enjoy working small. I've done snowmen, whimsical owls, crows, but not a single girl. In fact, I need to make an angel before Christmas, and I am stuck. It's almost like I forgot how to paint girls. I see some of my favorite artists coming up with new stuff almost daily, and I feel like I'm wandering in a desert with no direction. It's not the first time this has happened, and it may have happened to you. How do you get your mojo back?

 I was hoping to create a magical piece for the season, but time is ticking, and I don't know if I can pull it off. This is very disappointing, to have all these great ideas and grand plans, and to fail.
On a positive note, I am happy with the ACEOs I've been creating, an am having lots of fun with them.

On to the movie talk.....Last night, I turned on all my Christmas lights, made a nice big mug of coffee,  sat under a warm blanket and watched 'The Christmas Shoes'. I love that movie! I know I mentioned it last year in a post, but it is one of my favorite new holiday movies. It is well done, not a cheap production. Very sad too, but hopeful. I would highly recommend it to anyone, but have your kleenex handy, lol!

Another great movie is a comedy called 'Call me Claus' starring Whoopi Goldberg. Hilarious, fun for the family, it is about a grumpy woman, who is told that she is to become the new Santa. I haven't watched it this year, but will be doing so before the holidays.

 A newer movie I discovered last year is 'The Christmas Card', and it is about soldier in Afghanistan who is touched by a card sent by a stranger, and on his return, decides to meet her. It is a cozy film, with gorgeous scenery, a nice enjoyable treat. 

There are lots of other movies I really want to see. One is 'The Christmas Choir' which I saw a preview of...unfortunately it's a Hallmark movie, and is not playing on any channels I can find. I want the DVD, but it may have to wait until next year. If anyone has seen it, I would love to hear your thoughts.


Val Zdero said...

The little owls are just too cute - love their little stockings hanging off the branch :D

Nicola said...

I love your owls, such a colourful picture and the ear muffs on one of them is sooooo cute!!! Don't worry about your 'block' sometimes I find visiting my blog friends really helps me as I find you all so inspiring!! :0)

Linda said...

Thanks for posting about The Christmas Shoes movie. I recorded it earlier today but haven't watched it yet. I was hoping it would be a good one.

risa said...

Love the owls. Very cute!

slommler said...

Love your newest cute and colorful! Made me smile!! Everyone creates at their own pace. Some seem to crank them out day after day. Some put out one a week, a month, a all depends on one's muse! I don't think you have lost your mojo at all! You have been showing some pretty awesome pieces! If the angel is to be made...she will come in her own good time. Be at peace with yourself!
Merry Christmas

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Your cute tweetie little darlings!
ooorgh! I just love the sweet little family. Cute, cute and even more cute!
Pink one toooooo!



Have a great Christmas

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TheresainMS said...

Thanks for visiting my blog; I love coming in here. Your art is great and so inspiring!

Have a great Thursday!

Lucy said...

Keep doing what you are doing and don't worry about your mojo, we all have to listen to our inner selves and create as we are inspired to, not because we feel like we have to do a set number of pieces per week. With that said--I understand the disappointment when you think you should be doing something and it's just not clicking. Walk away, take a breather, heck take a few days off or more and when you come back you will be fresh and ready to create to your hearts content!

Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Renee said...

I love the owls Betty.

Thank you for the wish darling.

Love Renee xoxo

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

When my mojo takes flight I have to just ignore it and do other things and then our of the blue something will inspire me and I'm off and running again. But the littel bugger is irritating when it takes off right when it's needed for something! LOL Your small work is wonderful and the painting of the kitty and the song is is wonderful even if it is so sad.

Merry Christmas Betty!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

I can't believe Christmas is almost here either!

I have seen The Christmas shoes, what a beautiful movie, there is a sequel to it, called "The Christmas Blessing" - don't think I have seen it yet, can't remember! Might have to look it up!

Call Me Clause was hilarious, saw it last year!

I don't think I have seen The Christmas card will have to look it up!

We just watched one and I think I will go blog about it and a few others we watched this week!I love watching Christmas movies!


Pam of Always Artistic said...

Betty, wow I had no idea, the movie I just watched is the 3rd in the series, "The Christmas Shoes" is the 1st, and "The Christmas Blessing" is the second! So funny!

I am going to have to look and see if I can find The first 2 to burn for my collection now, time to search my Tivo! lol

Merry Christmas!


Eileen W. said...

I like your sweet owls!!

Those movies sound heartwarming and just what the dr. ordered- enjoy!!

Sophia said...

I just LOVE your whimsical owls. Are there any left for sale?! :)

And I love that Christmas movie with Rob Lowe. Have not seen that in awhile. And I watched the Christmas Card for the very firs time this year. Great movie! :)

Sandy Michelle said...

Why have I never seen any of the movies you mentioned..hmm??? Anyway, just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Sandy xox

The Vintage Sister said...

I love the little owls! Too cute.
I have slumps ALL the time. I usually just try something new for a bit and then go back and see if I can create what I was hoping for. Sometimes a complete break is what you need. Good luck! You'll have your mojo back before you know it.
Thanks for all of the movie ideas. I'll have to write them down for later.