Monday, January 10, 2011

A Winters Slump ~ Red Hot GIVE AWAY!

I am in a winters slump!

Yes I said SLUMP!

Don't you think slump is a funny word? It struck me as sounding so funny I wondered if it really was a word, so I went to the old Funk & Wagnals...actually it was looked it up. Indeed it is! I knew it was but I get this way sometimes, like when I am in a slump! Am I the only one? Surely not...

To help my mood I have decided to give something away...


8 x 10 ~ 300lb cp

Here is how it will work...

Leave a comment on my blog about how you "get out" of a slump when you have one...then post on your blog about the give away including a link to my blog. You will be entered in a drawing to win this painting. One entry for commenting and one for including a link back on your creative!


  1. I want ... I want... I want...

    How I get out of a slump, by Linda.
    Yeah. That's a good one. I haven't quite figured it out yet, but I HAVE learned to quit worrying about it, because I eventually will get back to what I am supposed to be doing when I'm supposed to be doing it. A friend of mine once said that a field is most fertile after it has lain fallow for a while -- and I think that's very true.

    Does that count?

  2. Thanks Linda!

    I should be MOST the creative sense of course...and yes this does count!

  3. Hmmm. A slump...

    I have a hard time not slipping into a slump in winter, but when i do, I tend to do something completely different than what I'm struggling with - I knit, or read, or write or clean my studio...eventually, the desire to create returns and I find my way out of the creative hole!

    (Gorgeous painting, by the way! So warm and welcoming!)

  4. First, I give in completely to the slump. The more I fight it, the more it consumes me. Then I shut down, stop talking to my poor family, retire to my bedroom as soon as I can after dinner, lock myself in the room with trash TV like "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", eat crawfish etouffee, Doritos, and chocolate, cry a little, rage a little, drink a lot of red wine, and give myself permission to wallow like a pig in my own misery for as long as I need to. Works like a charm!

  5. Oooh, that warms me up just looking at it!

    How do I get out of a slump? I try to work through it and if that doesn't work I try to cut myself a break. If I keep putting pressure on myself to draw or paint, I want to do it even less. So maybe I read or crochet or cook something.

  6. Ohh that would look perfect in my Santa Fe Casita!
    I wrote about how I get out of a slump here>>

    Thanks Diahn for sending me over here!

  7. I haven't posted on my blog in a long time, but I will go for one chance with my comment. A great way to get out of a slump (I just realized I'm in a blogging and painting slump!) is to eat a chili for sure! Lots of happy music is another great mood lifter. May your slump slide away soon. (mine too, perhaps by winning)


  8. How to get out of a slump? Go out to the barn and spend a couple of hours with the horses. While this may not end my slump, this seems to take time, it certainly makes me feel much better.

    I love this painting!!!!

    (linked to blog and facebook)

  9. I can usually cure the slump with music. Current favorite is the Weepies. Humor also helps. Watching a movie that makes me laugh, hang out with funny friends, read comics...the harder I laugh the more refreshed I feel. I have a funny family so this is not difficult for me.If I am in a creative slump, I have an artist's date - looking at art in real life or on the computer, going to the bookstore, more music...HTH!

  10. Wow! Thanks to each of you for posting and participating. That helps my mood more than you know! This is fun just to read and connect with all of you again and to gain new blog friends!

    I am looking forward to posting the winner on Tuesday!

  11. Mi namo eez not is, it is, Leendana, yeessss, that's eeet.
    But eeef you drah mi namo, please to send eet to Miz Leenda.
    Yeessss...that's eeet.

  12. Good try...Miz Leendana...too funny!