Have you ever gone through times with no motivation? I do fairly consistently. I think it stems from a physical state of being – if my body is not doing well, I just have no energy to create. I’m sure I’m not the only one, but sometimes it seems like it.

Luckily I have great friends who inspire me every time we talk or see each other (you know who you are!) so this will be short-lived. I just happened to decide to blog today, so you get to hear about the other side of being creative… that internal ‘side’ that questions everything you do and makes you doubt every decision you make.
To jar this feeling, I’ve been re-arranging my studio space. My business office is in the same room, so it can be a tight fit, but I think I have a good thing going right now.
studio North

You can see my current project (quilt back) on the design wall – the top is hanging on the rack.

studio South
There is a closet next to the squid quilt where I keep all my fabric, and another closet next to the computer where I keep all my business paperwork. The shelf above the window holds many tools, books, supplies, etc. My cutting table is on wheels so I can easily move it around.
I think this will help my work flow – everything is easy to reach, and I have a nice standing mat for when I cut fabric. Now I just have to shake the cobwebs from my head and get busy!
What is your “go-to” solution for beating the doldrums? Let’s make a big list for reference!!

By Gail Lizette

Lover of texture and color. Quilting is my joy.

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