I've been working on a Christmas commission today.
Like fashion designers, who always have their head in a different season to the one they are physically walking around in, I've been stuck into a world of candy canes, snow-dusted bells, carol singers and oversized stockings.
To be honest, I wasn't too keen on delving into Christmas ideas when actually, I'm not even ready for summer to end yet.
But what interested me was the discovery that plugging into Christmas stuff did start to give me that sparkly, excited Christmas feeling. Which was fun.
It kind of reminded me that when you don't feel like creating, you can turn your mood around by just getting on with it anyway. Once you get stuck into those paints, words or melodies, I bet you'll be wishing you started sooner.