As an artist, you often find the major obstacles you face are often the "fences" we-ourselves and others erect around our lives. They can be large and foreboding fences, or merely little "jumper overs". Large or small the only way to grow as an artist and a person is to climb over, or find a way around.
In January the aftermath of the holiday season gives you that feeling once again, that we live way beyond our needs. Which means and to put it simply, we have way too much stuff and way too much distraction in our lives.