Friday, February 8, 2013

Let there be light.

God Bless my hubby Bob.  He just installed lights at the shop to light up those corners that freak you out if you are a middle aged woman of a certain age...  Love you honey!

I spent the ENTIRE day entering Karen & Christine's inventory.  I am helping them clean up/out their mom's house.  Fun, yet bittersweet.  I am thinking their jaws will drop when I tell them that their little vintage  London Double Decker bus is worth thirty bucks! Like I said, I DO like my day job...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Creating Complex

Sadly my to-do list & call of the urgent totally dominates the whisper of create. I don't a creative block or lack of desire but I don't make anything that is not without a deadline or if all of the decks are clear. Martyr complex? Perfectionism rearing its ugly head? Not sure, all I know is art making seems to a reward for getting the rest of my life in order and caught up rather than an integral part of it. this I have struggled with for YEARS. It's not like I don't know what to do, I just don't do it...

Art Coach Lesley Riley once asked me once if I really WANTED to be a professional artist as I wasn't acting like it (putting it last always). Again contemplating the middle aged mom martyr syndrome.

Steps this week to change? Bringing everything I have to do onto the desk in my studio so at least all my supplies are tempting and taunting me visually. Believe it or not this is working, I am going to go make/finish SOMETHING! uhhh right after I fold the dryer buzzer that just went off... Berating myself for the fact today is Thursday and my week at home is almost over and I am on duty at the shop all week next week...  Good thing I LOVE my day job...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

first things first? really?

Sorry friend.  I have grandiose notions of maintaining everything but if I do all those others things "first", doing the books, working, parenting,et al, uuuuhhhh blogging seems to be taking the back burner.

I really have been doing cool things, just haven't had time to write. 

Maybe I will do flashback posts...