Sunday, September 12, 2010

Searching for Inspiration

Do you ever have those times where you're waiting... and you don't know what for? 

I tend to go through phases and their quite amusing to look back on!  In recent history there was my "homesteading phase" where I was reading about and delving into all things "farmgirl" (this one has been off and on for the past 5 years but turned into "homesteading" as soon as I found a name for it!).  Now you know the real reason for the chickens! 

Then there was my Beatrix Potter - drawing & painting phase inspired by the movie "Miss Potter".  For some reason this phase inspired me to want a bunny! 

When I read Anne of Ingleside and found one of my favorite quotes "some folks think babies a luxury, but here at Ingleside we think their a necessity!" I of course was in a baby phase (wanting #4!). 

I've also had a music phase - piano lessons for 2 years (so we now have a piano!).  A blogging phase...a photography phase...a secret garden phase...  And all throughout each of these times I seem to be more inspired in every sense of the word. 

Well, what do you do when you just don't feel inspired?  It must be time for a good book or a great movie!  Have any suggestions!?  I better be careful what I wish for though because once it becomes a phase we usually end up with long lasting results! 


  1. Such a darling bunny!

    Hmmm. Beth Moore's "Stepping Up" promises to be inspiring and life changing. She says the only requirement is to "come hungry."

    As for a fun and inspiring movie, try the Frank Capra classic "You Can't Take it With You." Reminds me of our house sometimes!

  2. Ah yes, the ebb and flow of inspiration! I guess I don't know of any especially inspiring reads, but I can suggest a fun one: True to Form, by Elizabeth Berg.

    Relax during this time of ebb. You'll be flowing again before you know it!

  3. Okay, I don't have any suggestions. I think I'm just feeling uninspired myself this morning but I do like your style! I love the idea that something fairly ordinary can inspire a whole phase for you. You are my kind of girl!


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