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Wonder Walk: Wake up!

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I’ve been having one of those meh moments. Great word that. You even have to frown to say it.

As a part-time creative it’s so frustrating when I finally have the time to sew or design… and I’m just not feeling it. Call it losing your Mojo or just being stuck in a rut. Add a massive feeling of guilt, especially in the run up to the Christmas season when there’s so much to do, and it just causes more anxiety. Horrible.

So when I read about Wonder Walks; a way of kickstarting creativity in a  guest post by Laura Simms  for Oh My Handmade Goodness  I was surprised at just how I was excited to try it out. All I had to do was choose a topic to focus on, go for a walk, point my camera and shoot.

I don’t know if I did it ‘right’ but I had SO MUCH FUN wandering around seeing objects through ‘new’ eyes. When I got home I was able to look at my photographs properly I must say I was thrilled by the results.

I would recommend this for anyone, creative, inquisitive or just plain bored, as a really interesting day out.  So without further ado here is a selection of the results of my Wonder Walk. Focus; My favourite colour!

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And it worked…my sewing machine IS ALIVE! Yay! (You have to smile to say that word!)

What do you think? Fancy giving it a go?

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  1. I love this! I am so happy to hear that something simple like taking a walk with an eye for inspiration allowed you to get out of that creative rut and fire up your sewing machine! You got some great pictures full of pattern/texture & of course orange-can’t wait to see how that translates into a handmade creation! Cheers to wonder walking: )

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    • Thank you Jessika.
      To be honest I was hooked by the name…it does feel like you’re seeing familiar, possibly even mundane, places with a brand new eye. It was like being on holiday. In a way I can’t wait for my Mojo to take a (very teensy) hike so that I can coax it back with another Wonder Walk (joking!)
      Thanks for taking the time to comment.
      K x

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  2. thanks for sharing your wonder walk — I totally enjoyed it too! 🙂

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  3. So I suppose I must get women moments then? Anyway I’m glad it’s not just me losing my mojo – thank you reddskinbags

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    • Ah we ALL have Meh moments, Ian. People just describe them in different ways…I think these times hit creatives the hardest but I may be wrong!
      I fully recommend you give it a go though. You can use your mobile to take pictures if you want. Its quite uncanny how easy it is and what it may awaken in your creative brain.
      Thanks for commenting!
      K xx

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  4. These are beautiful! So glad a wonder walk could help get you out of the meh and into the yay.

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  5. Thanks… and, more to the point, Thank YOU! I’ve been enthusing about Wonder Walks to everyone since I did my first one! I have 2 creative daughters who will be using it too – cannot recommend it enough!
    Thanks for commenting.
    K x

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  6. I love the idea of a Wonder Walk – will give it a go! Elaine

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  7. What a great way to get your “mojo” back, I shall have to remember this when I get bloggers block!

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    • It was too! And the best thing is you can try it on any day out…even if its just a trip to the supermarket. Might take a bit longer than usual mind…but ooh the results!
      Thanks for commenting, lovely.
      K x

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  8. Love this post, love the idea and love the colour orange

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