Blogging – taking some down time

Things aren’t often noisy over here on Magpie, but they’ve been a bit quieter than usual. I’ve been having a bit of an emotional slump, which I think are related to the hormone injections I’ve been having as part of the fertility treatment. I’ve been quite flat. As a consequence I haven’t really had much to say. My intellectual muscles aren’t really engaged right now.

When not in work I have found myself drawn to a more physical existence. Pottering in the garden, making sure everything has had enough water in our uncharacteristically hot summer, and picking courgettes, which seem to be doing well while everything else wilts. Swimming in the Serpentine Lido. Drawing with pencils on paper. Cutting up bits of cloth (soaked in watered down glue to prevent the edges fraying) and paper into new shapes. Arranging and rearranging things so experiment with different forms and colours. Anything that I can touch with my hands, anything with texture.

The online world feels a bit more unreal than usual to me at the moment. A little less engaging than it has been in the past. I am sure it will pass and I’ll have a bit more to say. Soon.

Like what you see? I also make art. You can things with my designs on at my shop here. Could even treat yourself if you wanted to. Just saying

About The Magpie at Midnight

Social scientist, writer, film maker, collagist, maker of things...
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11 Responses to Blogging – taking some down time

  1. Having a little block with the artistic mind?

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  2. LA says:

    Everyone needs downtime. Even though I blogged on vacation it was different, and my mind came back refreshed

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  3. scar says:

    Downtime can definitely be a good idea sometimes 🙂 hope you manage to enjoy it and come back refreshed! ❤

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  4. Laurie says:

    Selfishly, I hope you come back soon! I am sure you know what is best for you. Listen to your intuition!

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  5. Laurie says:

    This week I wrote about 3 bloggers who inspire me. Just wanted to let you know that you are one of them. The post will go up Friday, August 17. I hope you don’t mind.

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