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Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Long, Long Winter.....
Been almost a month since I sat down and talked to my blog.  So much is going on right now in our, normally bland lives, here in Virginia that getting my thoughts in order is somewhat of a luxury at this time.  Dan and I are dealing with some of life's hiccups...the one's that have a way of putting you into an emotional twister and make it spin only faster when you try to reason them out.
My creative "mojo" went on hiatus and forgot to tell me so I have been struggling with getting back into the workroom and creating some new characters for 2014.  This is not an easy endeavor and I'm sure has plagued many of you as well.   As an artist we do not create on demand and find ourselves often thinking , planning and designing long before anything takes form.  I can't seem to get past the thinking part.....

This winter has been unusually cold and depressing with high propane costs, below 0 temps and bones that feel like they will crack with a good laugh!   Not an atmosphere that helps when your creative "mojo" is struggling.  

As much as I dread these cold
winters the snow always seems to bring a smile to my face.  Mother Nature has such a wonderful sense of humor!  Snow is one of her cruelest jokes.....we all have a love/hate relationship with snow.  As much trouble as it causes and we get so tired of dealing with it we are all in "awe" at the beauty it can create when it falls!   There is nothing more magical than a sunrise coming up over ones yard of new fallen snow.  I love it.....not to mention the copious amounts of hot chocolate that gets consumed on those cold, brisk magical days!  YUM!

Many new adventures lie ahead for "Soft in the Head" and with the new adventures comes serious change to the status quo.  No one likes change and especially this cranky, loud mouthed Irish woman but change is necessary for growth....so change it is!  I will keep everyone in the loop re: all my new adventures and hope you will continue to follow us as we travel down these new roads.....Stay warm everybody....Good Ol' Phil the Groundhog says we have 6 more weeks of this!


WoolenSails said...

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday so it was beautiful with all the white snow. Today it is raining, so a mess. I look forward to sharing your adventures with you.


Evelyn said...

Winter has been a challenge this year. I will walk down any path you choose to take an adventure on. Can't wait to see how Soft in the Head moves forward. Love you.

willa croft said...

Yes, I do understand when the mojo takes a vacation. It has been a cold snowy winter in VA. I enjoy winter but I'm starting to get the inch to work in my garden so I hope spring is just around the corner.


Kays Kids said...

Keep warm, and only create when you feel motivated. Perhaps the spring will give you back all your motivation.
Hugs Kay

Teresa Kogut said...

This winter has been hard in Michigan too. I love the snow but the frigid temps are making this happy positive thinker a bit whiny. Lol. HOWEVER if the frigid temps kill all the mosquitoes then it will have been worth it ;) I am sure your creative mojo will come back full force with more ideas than you can possibly create. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Hugs to you friend!

shelly said...

Well Pam, boy can I relate..coming off of christmas and good sales and the fact that I can let all the creative juices flow, because people buy for other people. It is such a let down to only make a few items, oh if everyday could just be a show day...I have plenty of great things to work with but sometimes I get inspired to go out junking and find a new item that calls my name..I guess the body needs a little rest time also and we don't feel productive...I think it's ok to rest up once in a while...I love what you have done..and I can't wait to follow your journey. Thanks for letting us all tag along.. have a great day..hugs shelly..P.S. maybe you should spike the hot cocoa:)

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