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How I Get Through The January Blahs

January is the Monday of the year for me.

I think it is for a lot of people. This time of year is drab, cold and full of snow storms. It almost feels like spring and summer were just a mass hallucination.

The stores though, love them or hate them, already have gardening stuff on display.

And though it feels like they’re rushing things, it’s a good reminder that even these days don’t stick around long. The darkest days of the year.

The blahs.

I always get insomnia at this time of the year. And since my days start so early, it means that I’m walking around like a zombie but minus the motivation for brains.

Couple that with the blahs and it can be unpleasant.

The one thing that keeps me going is knowing that this too shall pass. Seasons change. Things happen. Seeds that are planted, grow.

And of course, there’s always painting. For me, that’s being alive. Even if it’s winter outside, it’s spring in my heart and summer in my head.

If you aren’t already doing so, follow me on Facebook, twitter, tumblr or Instagram. I paint live regularly. Speed painting videos get posted to YouTube.

And if you’re in the market for some custom art, this is a great time to order a commission. Not only do you get your own, one of a kind painting, you get to see it come to life live.

How cool is that? Message me and let’s talk. There’s absolutely no obligation until we both decide to go ahead.