Thanks to those of you who posted some suggestions and wisdom with regards to inspiration or the lack thereof! It really helped me. And listening to my 6 year old earlier today helped as well.
I realized today how inspiration is EVERYWHERE...it is all around us! Sometimes in the most simplistic of ways...like on the side of a cereal box or listening to the conversation between my youngest daughter and husband about the weather!
I will say though, today I have received the most inspiration from you guys. You beautiful, amazing, talented, courageous, outrageous, extraordinary souls! THANK YOU!
So I decided to make up my own award for those who inspire me and simply call it the
"You do inspire me" award
I would like to recognize some of those lovely individuals who do just that and who reminded me today that inspiration is abundant and everywhere. I just think there are moments we need to seek it out and maybe look a bit harder. So cheers to all of you...and thank you so much for your authenticity and creativity!!
The lovely Gaffer Girls
Flor Larios Art
Hot Tamale Studio
And last but certainly not least I would like to recognize someone who truly inspired me to even remotely begin to attempt painting...
Kelly Rae Roberts
Her paintings and her blog are SO inspiring. She emanates truth, beauty, kindness, adventure ...and, as she puts it ,"belief in possibility"! Thank you Kelly Rae!! Also I highly recommend her book. The book in itself is a work of art and SUPER DUPER INSPIRING! It is a dream of mine to one day meet her and better yet to take one of her classes! (HOW GREAT WOULD THAT BE!!)
So thank you to ALL of you - it just took me to have a day (or possibly more) of the pity party parade! Keep inspiring...I KNOW you all will! xoxox