Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mojo Update

She's never been gone this long. I'm beginning to wonder if she's ever coming back. What will I do with all of these thoughts and ideas? Oh shit! What will I do with all of these art supplies?!

I opened each supply drawer and stared for a spell, you know in that way we creative types do- seeing things only we can see...


I spent the least amount of time in my fabrics stash since, well...y'know-don't make me talk about it. I'm still quite sensitive about my sewing skills...


Embellishments? That won't work until I actually make something to embellish...


Back to bed.

This went on for a few days; each day sleeping longer and later than the days' previous. Hanging out in bed, spooning with the Favorite Guy who is always just the right body temperature for snoozing. I haven't found my mojo, but I've certainly had mo' Joe time than I have in months. It puts a pleasant spin on my lack of creative output. Actually, a very pleasant spin, kinda makes me feel like dancing. Won't you join me?






The music is Sara Tavares', a young, vibrant, amazing Cape Verdean artist. Her sound is a fusion of Afro-Portuguese rhythms, her unique folk-like aesthetic and Euro-pop. The dancing: multi-generational interpretations of traditional African dance; the footwork, the hips, the smiles, the mojo. Swoon.



Peace

20 comments:

HollyLynne said...

I have been having Mojo problems lately too . . . I think for me its post-holiday rush burnout. I hope yours comes back soon!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Really enjoyed the music and moves:)

Lisa B. said...

Well if that doesn't get your mojo juices flowing...I don't know what will! I like it...I'm dancing in my seat!!

High Desert Diva said...

Mojo! Come back!

Yvonne said...

Love Sara. Her music is just so beautiful and relaxing. Music normally helps to inspire me when I'm in a funk but unfortunately, nothing has worked for me lately.

Did you try a glass of wine? A really big glass.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Shake it... uh, uh... yeeeeaahhh =). Lovin' that grove!

Sounds like you've got a mojo of a different kind working over there.... um, hummmmm.

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, yes, I dig Sara! All the way! She's part of my automatic vacation response playlist, which I am compiling as I write. Glad to see we share the same tastesin music :-)!

Greetings from London.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I know you will get your mojo back. Just listening to that music is enough to get me moving! Thanks for sharing.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

T.--

Nice music! I love the sound of the Portuguese language, but then I'm sort of a language-loving person in general.

I'm home, I'm recovering. Enjoy your weekend of spooning and mojo-rebuilding....

sherry said...

mojo sits right on your shoulder. she waits quietly and as soon as you say the word, she's back. she'll wait, so take your time.

Libby Buttons said...

Fabulous music, rhythm, voice...just carries your spirit up to the clouds!

Mr. Rush said...

I like the video. She really sounds good to me.

lori vliegen said...

wow...you've got great stuff in your stash!! and you know what the best thing about a stash is? it will be right there waiting for you when your mojo comes back! hang in there! :)

fly tie said...

that's just what i needed today. i'm on my 4th listen.

as far as the missing mojo, mine comes and goes as it wishes. i just never know what i'm gonna wake up to or even if she'll do a vanishing act mid day.

"mo'joe". ha ha! sounds good to me. :-)

Lisa B. said...

Hi again! How's that mojo coming? I've got a little something that might help over on my blog. Stop by to pick it up anytime:)

Mama Shujaa said...

I love Sarah Tavares! She gets my creative juices flowing all the time!

Kathy said...

Loved the video! The music was wonderful and oh the dancing. I wish I had some rhythm and could move like that!

My mojo is being torn in a dozen different directions right now and I dare not lose it before my daughter's wedding in March!

365 Letters said...

I hope your mojo comes back soon! We miss your posts!

shiborigirl said...

Oh, yes, my Mojo's done got up and left me. I'm trying to wrestle it back now. So hard.

Love the video - just had to get up and sway a bit to those fabulous rhythms. Thanks.

Kate

Emily said...

Man even when you're not doing much of anything you're still the most interesting person I know! Good luck with the craft Mojo, I still read your blog even if you don't get it back! :)

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