Motivation is one of those intangible things that I can’t really define as it pertains to ME. It seems to change all the time. So I’ll give you some “for-instances”.
I’m motivated when my design table gets overloaded with beads, to the point where I can’t see the table top any longer. I start picking up whatever’s on the table, and I MUST make something with it. That way I clear the table and have a lot of new things made, too – but wait, now what do I do with all the beads I took out to accent the beads that WERE on the table……
I’m motivated when I have a show coming up. I always like to have new things at each show, and it seems that the couple of weeks before a show I go into overdrive.
I’m motivated when I have the house to myself. If I have no interruptions, I turn on TIVO’d programs to listen to (CSI, Cold Case Files, things like that) and go to town. I so rarely get alone time that it’s a real treat, and I use it!
I’m motivated by some inner drive that keeps me going – the desire to constantly change, to constantly improve what I do, to every now and then make something that really amazes me.
Motivation is such a personal thing, and it can take on many faces. Whatever it is for you, I hope that it propels you into new and exciting ventures this year!