Monday, June 16, 2008

The busy end of the year

Yep, I'm busy, just like everyone else it seems. My dear friend dropped me an email today to see if everything was alright between us because she thought she might be getting bad vibes. No, I told her...I too busy to send vibes. I'm just missing in action!
Amongst all the other things I've been doing was my girls' first irish dance recital. They were two of the only girls who had REAL curls at the performance. They did a stellar job! Of course I got all weepy.
Matt is traveling like crazy which makes it feel even more like solitary confinement, EXCEPT for the great work I've been producing. I'm creating a new line of paper for Creative Imaginations that I think I'm going to call Brushstrokes. I LOVE IT! Seriously! I can't get enough of it. I'm just working on a birthday/celebration line right now but soon I'll be working on baby and/or wedding. I can't wait until I can share it here on the blog! Oh, its going to be such a long wait until CHA WINTER!
I am getting things ready for CHA Summer in July. If you'll be there, please stop by and say hi! I'll be at the CI booth for most of the time.
back to work!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Finding Motivation...and following it

I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love right now. I don't love it but I'm committed. Once I start a book, (more than 5 pages) I feel the need to finish it no matter how much I dislike it. Of course it takes at least 2 chapters for me to decide that I don't care for the book. I think the book is written well enough it's just that I don't love the subject matter. I'm bored with listening to her find herself and her struggle (at this point in the book) to be able to meditate in an Ashram in India.

I'm SOOO busy right now and I'm spending this time (or wasting this time) listening to her struggle when I could spend the time struggling with my own demons, like say--my organization of time. I am getting product ready for a Holiday Co-op jury this weekend, I'm creating finished product for the packaging of my Parts and Parcel line, and I need to be making art for my new paper line...did I mention that I desperately need to do laundry and that I'm being talked to about a bigger role in the Brookline Open Studios (Lunch meeting on that today!), and that I've needed a haircut for 3 weeks and but don't even have the time to call for the appointment!

So I've actually pulled an idea from the book. I'm going to dedicate the hard days of art making to someone. Today is Becky's day. Today I will do well because I'm doing it for Bec. (in the book the author gets through a grueling chant by doing it for her eight year old nephew---I will do it for my 8 yr old daughter).

So, here we go... time to make the donuts--I mean ART.