motivation is m.i.a. ...

... and has been coming only in fits and starts.  Basically, my mind is a blank and that really makes me crazy.  Well, okay ... so I haven't been completely idle.  I did make those sweet little linen bags, of which there are still a couple to be had, including an especially lovely indigo linen, and I have plans for more when my fresh supply of linen arrives.

And I did a lot of repairs on my favorite, seriously threadbare, night shirt ... that you don't need to see 'cause it's kind of scary! 

Mostly, I've been working at restoring my butterfly garden which basically got frozen to a crisp over the winter, not unlike my stash of inspiration.  When my brain freezes over, putting my hands in dirt is always a good thing.  I planted a bunch of lovelies better suited to our growing zone (8b) as well as installed some 'yard art' in the form of miniature standing stones ... slabs (150 pounds worth) of beautiful flagstone I found at the garden center ... the tallest one peaks out about 24", the heaviest, that tall square-ish one, about 50 pounds.  I was really tired that night.

kvk standing stones.jpg

But mostly I don't know what I want to do.  I have zero motivation to work on jewelry.  There are a few niggling ideas lurking, but nothing concrete or so bothersome that I have to dash straight to my worktable and get to work.

So here I am because I made a commitment to make a weekly post and my promise to you is winning out over a desire to curl up and not do a bloody thing.  But what to put out that's not a load of drivel or a total waste of everyone's time?  Scouting about for ideas and scrolling through my saved Instagram feed, I snagged some bits and bobs that fit into my 'inspiration and influences' theme ... kind of a relief that I am responding positively to anything and that these images really do make my heart go pitter-pat...

In no particular order, today's contribution to "i & i" ...

 India Flint's jewelry hoard, via her IGM feed ... dreamy

India Flint's jewelry hoard, via her IGM feed ... dreamy

 India wearing said hoard ... this woman is a force

India wearing said hoard ... this woman is a force

 seriously snappy outfit

seriously snappy outfit

 a crazy pair of earrings made by a friend that remind me to lighten up

a crazy pair of earrings made by a friend that remind me to lighten up

 Sri Threads is always good for a major dose of visual juice

Sri Threads is always good for a major dose of visual juice

 the rebel's manifesto ... always good for motivational butt kicking ... actually, I think I need to print this out and carry it in my pocket

the rebel's manifesto ... always good for motivational butt kicking ... actually, I think I need to print this out and carry it in my pocket

That's it for now ...  planning to go silent for a few days.  My guides tell me answers can be found in stillness.  Sounds like very good advice.

sending out a shower of light filled blessings ...