With a death the wind can some times leave the sails of what your trying to get done. My daughter's cat, Sapphire, passed away on the 14th of December and with it any motivation to be creative. She was a sweet being that the entire family loved dearly.
But the fact is she was sick most of her one year life and required constant meds to keep her stable. In the end she knew it was time and decided to just stop eating. After three days she suffered a stroke and we stayed with her through the night until she was gone.
I feel at this point, with the passage into the new year, we can put this grief behind us and again be a viable family.