Finding Balance

Posted on February 01, 2013 by Leslie Nicole | 12 Comments

There's one little problem with absolutely loving what you do for work: It's easy to overwork! Last year I was on so engrossed in projects for French Kiss that the rest of my life got a bit out of balance. I got sick the end of December and it lingered into January. I started feeling better in January, but I had no energy or inspiration to return to my studio. 

I realized I needed the grounding energy of what the "Flylady" (Queen of home cleaning) calls "Blessing The Home". I've been cleaning, re-organizing, cooking, juicing, and baking bread. I've slowly spread from the kitchen to blessing the other rooms and I now find myself back in my studio feeling energized and excited again. 

I'm going to spend the rest of this week re-energizing and I'll be back in the studio next week with new tutorials, and additions to the store. I've been working on some Valentine goodies.

How about you? Are you finding balance in this new year? What do you find nourishing to your creative soul?

Texture on the floral image is Gateaux from the Artiste Collection. Texture for the background is Labyrinth (with an overlay) from Les Textures III. Frame is from Vintage Frames No. 2.

Posted in Artiste Collection, Example, Les Textures III


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Leslie Nicole
Leslie Nicole

February 15, 2013

Thank you all for your comments. It’s also nice to hear about your own thoughts of finding balance and inspiration in your work / life. It’s good to realize when we need to nurture ourselves. xx

Kathy
Kathy

February 14, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience. I too have lacked motivation recently to create and now it is clear that I need to bless my house too. I can hardly function in clutter so now it is time to get to work on that.

Lois Bryan
Lois Bryan

February 14, 2013

So happy to hear you’re back to being your zippy self!!! Don’t let your batteries get low again, hon!!!! Best,
Lois

Sharon O
Sharon O

February 13, 2013

How pretty! I’ve been looking for frame like that!
Stay well! Spring will soon be here!

Anita Bower
Anita Bower

February 05, 2013

Creative and lovely.

Jim Bethanis
Jim Bethanis

February 01, 2013

Leslie,
I thought you were being pretty quiet -

I also had a similar experience over the last 2 months.

Looking forward to seeing your work again – and your inspiration to all that follow you to go out and try new projects.

Jim

Betty
Betty

February 01, 2013

Pretty image…so glad you’re on your way back to better health and balance. Love the Flylady…she’s about an hour from where I live.

cheryl
cheryl

February 01, 2013

Welcome back, I am glad you are feeling better :)

Maria
Maria

February 01, 2013

I’ve been trying for weeks to figure out what’s up with the universe (mainly mine) and trying to find the word(s) … Balance! Like you, I need it in order for the creative process to freely reveal itself. Thank you so much for sharing and giving, at least me, that little piece of perspective I’ve been missing.

Maureen Welsh
Maureen Welsh

February 01, 2013

How true, Blessing the Home is a great cleansing, isn’t God good!

Michelle
Michelle

February 01, 2013

Glad to hear you’re on the mend and can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year :-)

Kimberly Chason
Kimberly Chason

February 01, 2013

Hello Leslie,

So glad you took some time for yourself and found your balance. I understand completely and as an artist myself get so in grossed with my work that I lose track of time and all that is going on around me. I am looking forward to seeing your creative juices back at work, you do amazing creations!

Blessings,
Kimberly

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