See that little list of blogs over on the left, down at the bottoms of "friends" and stuff? Some of those girls just really really really inspire me.
I find the coolest stuff on my friend Gloria's blog. I don't get to see her much anymore but it is so nice to be able to check in on her blog and see what's going on. She goes on these cool art retreats and she brings back stories of the cool people she met and it just takes her creations to whole new level. Her blog's a good mix of personal, creative stuff, and just sharing. She has the best music too and most of you know I hate it when blogs have music but her music is pretty cool.
Anyways, I got a couple things off Gloria's blog today (Friday--now you know my secret that I don't really blog at 12:01AM everyday!)
5 Ways to Stay Motivated While You're Crafting
I do all 5 out of 5 woohoo so I totally agree with her, especially about #1 -- keeping your workspace clean and the other one about making your workspace cute and inspiring, I am re-doing my scrap room and I have to take pics to show you when it is all sparkly and clean (right now I am working on some stuff for PDW).
I am better at some of Leigh-Ann's 5 tips than others though and I really need to work on #4 cuz sometimes I get creative burnout because I don't take those breaks to get "rewards" and then I am pissed at myself for not really living life cuz I am "scrapbooking" all the time and not creating new memories and experiences with my family and friends.
I know in 2010 I said I wanted to go to lunch with friends more and so far I am happily averaging 3 "lunches" a month (dinner with sister, lunch with Holly, lunch with Elvie, coffee with Cindy, coffee with Nan, and coffee with Elena) ----- ;) and lots more visits so that is way better than 2009 which was 0. Need to work on going to the playground and on walks with the kids though I have Matt in tumbling class and I had to pry myself from the scrap table today to make myself go but I did it, we got there early and the kids were on the playground a little and it was nice. But my back was killing me from that car accident (still, I KNOW!) so Katie had to be Matt's tumbling coach but we were there, not in the house, and that was nice. Anyways, I am getting alot out of this class and if you like Leigh-Ann's blog post, then you will likely love the class ;) Just saying. And thanks Gloria for posting that little blinkie on your blog cuz I clicked it and yay!
Is there a blog that you love reading? Share a blog that inspires you creatively, as a person, to cook, to be a good parent...just post the link to it in the comments section here on my blog on this pots by Thursday March 4th at Midnight PST. And I'll draw one winner to get a $10 gift cert to my etsy shop ;) on Friday March 5.