New beginnings and finding motivation

As the new year quickly sends us back into the harsh reality of early morning wake ups
and the clock is again the master of our days, I find myself waiting for motivation to strike.
Today as I sat down to think of all the new and exciting blogging ideas I want to do for the new year,  there was a frightening silence.
It happens to me every new year, as my blogging peers are ready to take on the world, I find myself lacking motivation.

Fortunately, I have been blessed with this outlet called art which allows me to create in a selfish way.
What I mean by that, is that when I paint, I paint because I want to, because I love  it. I do it for me.
Without the pressure that  sometimes comes with blogging.

We put away all our Christmas decor on January 1st and I decided to paint this little fawn for our mantel.
I called it ‘New Beginnings’ It is still not completed but I don’t mind where it’s headed.
While painting, I realized that not only is that ‘pressure’ I feel , self imposed
but that it’s important to recharge and do the things we love with love and not out of obligation.
It’s OK to take a moment and allow your brain to be silent…  easywinterarrangementcraftberrybush
Because it is during that silence that motivation will tap your shoulder and creativity will dance upon your head.



So if you’re like me and are finding it a little bit difficult to find motivation, you are not alone.
Just remember it’s only a matter of time…

Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of your day with me.

much love,


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  1. says

    So feeling you Lucy! I had nothing but blank brain until I sat down one day last week while Dean was off – and booyah! finally some ideas hit! :) Enjoy some sunshine – it’s good for the soul and the creativity! xo. S.

  2. Debbie says

    I haven’t been receiving your emails lately, so I resubscribed, but it does say I am already a subscriber. Do you know if anyone else is having this problem? I love your work so I never want to miss an email.

  3. says

    Hi Lucy, YES, I keep meaning to start a new piece of furniture but haven’t yet. I’m so sad the kids are out of the house and we’re back on a schedule :( I LOVE your painting. So stunning. x

  4. says

    Oh. My. Goodness. I’m in love. You are an amazingly talented artist I can’t get over how much I love your painting, even if you say it’s not finished. Gah! Amazing!

  5. says

    Thank you so much for your inspiring words! I, too, feel unmotivated this time of year, which makes me feel all the worse because so many other people seem so revved up for the new year and a fresh start. It’s nice to know that someone as creative as you feels the same way ;) I LOVE reading your blog and am constantly amazed at all the beauty you create.

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