October 19, 2011

Casey Weigand Talks Inspiration

For a while now, I have been feeling a lack of inspiration.  It's difficult to blog when it's just not there.  Maybe you can relate.  In order to get some creative mojo back, I called on the help of one of my favorite bloggers, the beautiful and talented Casey Weigand, of The Weigand's, to share how she stays inspired on a daily basis.  After reading her post, I know what I have to do to get it back! - Katie

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My name is Casey Wiegand, I am a freelance artist, wife and mama.
I love painting and sharing our life through my blog...where you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, with touches of art, creative inspiration, projects and things I love along the way. I have two little ones with the hopes of lots more and am married to the love of my life!
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I am so thrilled and honored to be here today guest posting. When Katie asked me to post about staying inspired I thought about it all afternoon, what should I write?
My life revolves around creativity. I am a blogger (here), I am an abstract artist (here), we own an art studio for kids (here), my husband is a photographer and makes movies and I also do blog design (here). So being completely honest a lot of times I am just burnt out!
I am constantly creating.
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So maybe the trick is to let ourselves have a break...then in a moment we don't expect it, we will be re.inspired. A fresh tube of paint, feet hitting the pavement on an evening run, the first snow of winter, a great song on the radio with the windows down, a late night sitting on the kitchen floor talking with your husband about dreams. These are the moments that I run and write out a blog post or grab my paintbrush.
But you know it's okay to not feel inspired or creative all the time. That is exhausting. And sometimes we need to cut ourselves a break.
We will come back better, more creative.
If you have been in a rut for awhile I say get back to what you love. For me I would go sit by a lake and watch the sunset, I would put a good song on the radio and dance with my babies, I would eat waffles on my back porch or look through pictures on pinterest.....then maybe somewhere along the way....you will find it again.
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17 comments:

Erin said...

She is so lovely. :) She moves me every time she writes! :)

Xoxo ☺ said...

Nice pics! & I agree with all need a little break sometimes! Xo

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Ah I loved this! I have been in a blogger funk lately too..and I think sometimes taking a step back is so important

Bailey Schneider said...

That is beautiful. I like that: "We will come back better, more creative."

You'll get your blogging mojo back soon Katie! Can't wait
xxx
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

amen to breaks! we need them more than we realized. i love casey - fabulous guest post!

Heather said...

Ahhh my Casey girl!
Love this post!
I've never been struggling with lack of creativity... this was a good reminder! Love you, Case!! oxoxoxoxo

Heather said...

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Gawgus things... said...

I think we all lose our mojo every now and again but I think we have to remember this is meant to be something we do for fun! If it becomes a chore - step away for a bit and you will come back rejuvinated and inspired :) xxx

Abbey said...

awesome post!!

seamlesslove said...

Her words are always inspiring. I worry sometimes that I'm going to run out of inspiration too. Sometimes its just there right when you need it. Great post :)

Lip Gloss and Flip Flops said...

Lovely words. xoxo

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Lindsay said...

Love this girl so much! SO happy to see her featured here! :)

Chic in Vancity said...

Great post! Love love love!
BElla xo
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wjewelr said...

I'm glad I came across this post becuase I've been lacking inspiration. Nice words of encouragement and well said!

Maria said...

What wonderful words...and she is one gorgeous momma!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Great post! Beautiful writing!

Kisses from Hong Kong,
Nicole