The winter effect?

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in news, thoughts and ponderings | No Comments
The winter effect?

So it’s now December and I feel as if we are the depths of winter, temperatures have dropped and I’m finding myself very reluctant to leave the warmth of my house to venture outside to walk the dog. I don’t know where the time has gone yet again, I find nearly another month has passed and I haven’t written a word on the blog for what seems like ages. Compared to a couple of years ago when I was blogging on average about three times a week this feels like a deviation from the norm, and I do feel I should be blogging more. I guess at the moment I don’t feel I have as much to share. Maybe this is just part of the process of ebb and flow, ups and downs, creativity and periods where you don’t feel as creative. Or maybe it’s the time of the year?

But to keep you all in the loop, I’m getting on with things, there’s plenty going on in the background. I’ve taken part in my only Christmas fair of the year which was at The Harley Gallery in Welbeck and I feel as though for once I am looking forward to Christmas as life isn’t as hectic. Usually work used to get so crazy that I always felt as though Christmas holidays weren’t worth all of the hassle that preceded them. But now I’m enjoying new life changes, new job, spending more time at home and generally feeling more balanced and in sync with myself. The pace of life has slowed down thankfully and this has been a most welcome change.

I will say one thing about this time of year, and I don’t know how many of you feel the same but over the past few years I have really noticed a significant dip in my energy levels by the end of November. I’m feeling quite lethargic, feeling as though I need to hibernate, I’m spending lots of evenings in my pyjamas as soon as it is dark, finding it harder to drag myself out of bed in the morning. Maybe this is natural but it’s making me feel very lazy. I’m wishing the shortest day was over and I could start to look forward to the spring.

On the plus side I’ve been doing lots of sketching in the evenings (wrapped up in pyjamas in front of the fire) and it has been really satisfying to slowly see a sketchbook filling up with new ideas. You can see a collection of my new ideas and imagery on my Instagram feed.

So that’s it from me at the moment, it would be great to hear whether any of you feel the same at this time of year, it’s interesting to observe how the changing seasons affect us – and even though it’s making me feel a bit listless and lazy maybe this is just part of my annual process – hopefully it won’t last long!!