... ou comment vivre une vie créative

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bonne année!

2012 is going to be a harsh one for me. I'm struggling at work.
I'm feeling like a fish out of water.
I'll explain why to you soon. When I'll be able to talk about it. And not cry like a baby.
I'm not making art anymore. All my energy is spent at the hospital. And I'm giving what's left before going to bed for those three :
Still, I wish you all -who are following me and always leaving me so nice comments- a Happy Happy New Year.


lisa_crofts said...

Do what you can when you can Nathalie and take care of yourself and your family first. ihave a feeling my year is going to be similar going back to full time work with an 8 yr old and a 3 yr old. Best wishes

nacherluver said...

I sure hope your new year surprises you in good ways and is neither harsh, or a struggle. Sorry you are starting it out with tears. Sending you hugs and well wishes.

And as for the photo? Look at those big brown eyes! What a beauty. Some things are just so worth sacrificing for.

Hope you find some art time soon. I'm sure it's good for you. Plus, I love seeing it! Take care of you.


Margaret Kane Ward said...

There is a season for all things in this life. When you're young, often there is enough energy for "doing it all". As you get older (where I am now), you realize that you need to prioritize.

Then sometimes when you're younger, some part of life needs more of your energy. If right now that's your work, and that's an important (and perhaps necessary) part of your life, then you prioritize.

Your art is waiting for you when you can come back. Your blog followers will be waiting, too. Happy New Year; things will get better.

Linda Branch Dunn said...

I love stumbled on your blog and have bookmarked it because your work brings me both rest and inspiration.

Children are a kind of art and certainly a kind of work. More energy, for children and art and work, will come.

Breathe. Doodle in the margins. Clip out pictures that catch your eye. Buy colored pencils as a treat, and tuck them away for later.

Best wishes.

mamanova said...

Sending love Nathalie. I'm in a similar place with my life - being a working mum with creative passions is really hard. Peace to you xx

Anonymous said...

Liebe Nathalie,

ich wünsche dir alles Liebe und passe gut auf dich auf!

Bettina aus Deutsschland

Ann's Art said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I wish you all the best with your work and hope all settles down for you.

marsha. said...

Happy new year to you too! Sorry to read that you are having a hard time... Hang in there! Hope things will be better soon.

Marit said...

May 2012 bring you answers and peace of mind Nathalie!

gypsy said...

Nathalie, A small pause in your creative life will be OK. I know you are doing what you must do. I have confidence that you will go back to the brush, to the collage, to the color of the paint in time. I'm sorry to hear you are in tears, I wish I could send you a hug over the ocean. {{{hug}}}

i.ikeda said...

Dear Nathalie, I haven't been around the internet lately, and I'm sorry to see that I wasn't around to give you some virtual support before. As previous posters said, it's perfectly ok to pause and recover. Focus on what you need to. And feel free to vent, or not to and take a break altogether. I know I've done that enough lately.

I hope all your troubles in 2012 pass quickly and the rest of the year is peaceful and prosperous.

ps.: Margot looks beautiful, what a sweet girl.

Vanessa said...

Chère Nathalie, je ne te connais que par ce blog, mais en tant que mère de deux enfants de 3 et 6 ans, je comprends tellement ta situation. De plus, j'ai l'incroyable chance de ne travailler qu'à temps partiel et de nourrir mon côté créatif. Honnêtement, souvent en lisant ton blog je me disais `mais comment elle fait pour trouver le temps???'

J'espère que tu pourras transformer tes larmes en créativité et je te souhaite un peu de sérénité pour 2012.