Good morning y’all!  I know it has been some time since I’ve been here, and I truly don’t have any reason other than I just don’t have it in me to be creative.  The desire, the inspiration, the “mojo” is gone.  Why I don’t know.  Maybe it’s burn out!  Things just don’t seem to be falling into place recently . . . I look around the web at what others are doing and quite frankly there’s nothing there for me.  Things I thought were in the works fizzled and dried up . . . that could be part of it . . . my enthusiasm waned and I became disgusted and felt nothing was relevant.

Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do . . . I’m an artist!  I have been my entire life and I still love it . . . I still have ideas running through my head . . .  I just don’t have the motivation or desire to walk into the dudgeon (see that might be another problem) and work.  I feel I’ve been pushed to an area I don’t want to be in and it’s not organized, its damp, its dark  . . . perhaps I should look at it another way and be thankful I actually have a dedicated space that is mine.  Yes that’s what I need to do for sure and make that space useful.  It’s going to take me awhile because I need to organize the rest of the basement and the thought/project is so overwhelming, I just can’t face it.

I used to love to blog!  I loved sharing my life, my stories and my art with you.  Now I ask are you still out there.  Social media has changed the way we work and how we see things . . . Is it a good thing or a bad think?  I can’t decide!  Yes, I’m full of indecision.  Will this be my last post for a while?  Maybe.  I truly don’t know for sure!

I’ve worked really hard the last year and a half in making myself physically healthy.  It dawned on me a month or so ago that I had been living in a fog for the last several years.  A number of things were not getting done around here that should have been . . . I just couldn’t remember to do them or have the energy to do them.  SO . . . I made the decision to quit my antidepressants cold turkey.  I just up and quit them one day.  That was the only medicine that I had not removed from my daily life that I thought could be my culprit of foggy head.  I began taking herbal supplements and using essential oils . . .  the fogginess is gone!  I feel that I’m finally operating 95% healthy.  Now I just need to work on my balance . . .  what makes me happy and that I love to do and those things that must be done.  Priorities!

Now that I’ve rambled on and divulged much more than I had anticipated when I started this post . . . there’s a story somewhere in here . . .

The reason for my post today  . . .  I created this card


for Quietfire Design today.  You can find out more over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today!  I hope you’ll hop over and take a look . . .

In the meantime . . .  I’m a work in progress and we’ll see where my work is taking me!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you’ll be here again . . .



15 Responses to “Ramblings and Such!”

  1. Hello Sherry:

    It was really very good to see a blog post from you — I am a great fan of yours and look forward to seeing your creations! I had missed regular posts lately, and now I totally understand why they were not of your regular fashion. I wish you lots and lots of well, and do so hope that your mojo will come bounding back very soon — your creativity is a joy to see and study, and I miss it! It’s just awful when we don’t seem able to get things on to paper or card or glass or any other substance — let’s hope that a little bit of time will do the trick!
    Many kind greetings from me to you — Sally C. in France

  2. i hear ya. In the same boat as far as creating. I still have 2 years left on my blog space or I would quit blogging, FB and Instagram are so much easier and quicker to share projects.
    Your card is gorgeous. Want me to come help you organize your art space? I will!

  3. I hear you, and I think at some point or another we all go through the “lack of motivation” period. The doubt seeps in and it becomes a routine and takes over. But we do need to sort our priorities and sometimes the “down” period lets us do that. We all love hearing from you and seeing your art, but we all need to reset and if that’s what you need to do, then do it.
    I’m trying to climb back up too, and I love seeing your “Inspirations for the Day” on Facebook.
    “This too shall pass”. Hugs

  4. I’m glad you’re feeling healthier and out of the fog. Maybe that’s just what you need to get you back in the crafting/blogging mode. I know I surely do miss your stories and your gorgeous art! Each day I get online and keep my fingers crossed for a post from you, so today was exceptionally great to be able to read your words and see your terrific card! Hang in there, Sherry, I going to keep my hopes up for your mo-jo to return in full force!

  5. Sorry you feel so down. #1, your card is beautiful. Sometimes I think I want to do things too and don’t know where to begin. Maybe it’s because we all have to many things to work with and then they come out with new things daily. My space is a mess too, but it’s my mess and I feel so lucky to have such a big space to work in and so many things to use. Hang in there because your work is always great. Would hate not to see you on line with all your talent. Edna

  6. Happy to read your post. Love the card. My studio is always a organized chaos. Thank you for creating and sharing.

  7. So happy to see your post today. Sherry I have loved your work for so long. Back in the days when you were real active in the forums of Splitcoast. I still have the beautiful “Roses in Winter” you sent to me. Love that card! Your talent is amazing. Take Care Kay V.

  8. so good to hear you are getting healthy and feeling so much better, I know what you mean I feel I have been there too and I think part of it is my hormones going through menopause, gotta love it right. Maybe you need a nice white coat of paint on your area to brighten it up a bit. Glad to see you haven’t totally given up on it, creating can be such a wonderful way to relax and focus on something positive. Lovely card and great positive sentiment!

  9. Sherry, I have missed seeing your posts. I, too, have been in a slump and had all but given up stampin. I didn’t care for the direction things were going and just wanted to give it up. The one thing that kept. E going at all was that my granddaughters always wanted to make cards when they came. Certainly won’t say I’m back 100%, but it’s coming back some. Your post today, and your beautiful card are just what I’ve been missing. Hang in there.

  10. Beautiful card, Sherry. I miss seeing your posts and beautiful cards, but totally understand,. I sometimes feel the same. Hopefully it will pass.

  11. Sherry, if I lived close to you I would offer to help renovate your craft dungeon to a much brighter & inspiring place (or at least help with organizing). We all have to take time to step back and adjust our space if only to find something. I think I’m better at that than the creative process but I am inspired and keep trying because of people like you. Please know that you have missed.

  12. I love this card Sherry. Please don’t give up, I for one would miss all your creativity. It may seem like it’s gone to sleep for a while but take a deep breathe and it will start to flow once again. I understand the slump but it always seems to come back. Take care.

  13. Sherry, I understand the ups and downs of being creative. I have loved what you have created as a body of work. Make the choice that makes you happy. My thoughts are with you.

  14. You take as long as you need – we’re not going anywhere – you are worth the wait. Sending lots of hugs

  15. Sooooo pretty! Love this!

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