The past year or two have been stressful for me and I've gone through plenty of changes in my life. That has killed much my inspiration, motivation and creativity. However, I think that things are starting to bloom again for me.
I've been practicing all forms of positive thought, exercising methods of letting go of negative thoughts and trying to not dwell on the past, and embracing the present and being thankful in it. Combining those with having gone through a long harsh winter, I think my muse is finally starting to come out of hibernation. Little by little, I'm sketching again. Painting pennies and working on other creative projects
Best wishes to you all with inspirations, motivations, and plenty of time for both in 2013!
February starts the year of the Snake - a very artsy year indeed.
I'm looking forward to seeing (and hearing about) the creative endeavors of you all!
This year was the Chinese year of the Water Dragon - any dragon year is always a year of change. And I don't know anyone who hasn't gone through quite a handful of dynamic changes this year. Graduations, new babies, deaths, job changes, moving, natural disasters, getting married.... the list goes on.
I just hope that the colder months will cause the water dragon to slow down. I have a feeling though that the November rain and Christmas snow will just keep the changes flowing around us all.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are signals to me that I should stay in, eat pie and hibernate now that it's going to be cold and dark most of the time.
It's almost the Pagan New Year/Samhain/Halloween/Dia de los Muertos and all that fun stuff. Anyone have plans or parties?
Then after that, all registered voters in the US should go vote on November 6th.
From there, there are still conventions, Thanksgiving, and then the madness that is Christmas season. It's probably a good idea to get most activities done before the snow comes - its' supposed to be a harsh winter...
I'll still be taking commissions! They make great Christmas presents! (though if they are a gift for someone, be sure to tell me that ahead of time to make sure it's done in time and shipped out in time)