March 23, 2009

Is it Summer yet?

Well so much for my posting every day. I've gone so long now I'd never catch up! Ah, but it was a good idea, wasn't it?? And I'm not going to just give up. I'll keep going on and on, and if I get a few days posted, I'll celebrate. If I don't, I'll just love on the ones that do get posted.

This past two weeks I've been trying to find my mother a house. She lives in Illinois, is 81, and needs to move near me. So I found her one. Can I blame the house for me not posting? The house and spring break are good fall guys. Haha. Anyway--between meeting with realtor's and lawyers and home inspectors and then contracts and revisions and getting things fixed that are wrong--which some were extensive--it's been difficult. But I think I'm getting it going. If the seller decides not to fix the things, then we'll have to find another house. My mother can't handle so many repairs. But the seller has contractors at her disposal, so I think she's going to have them all fixed. That'll be wonderful, because it is such a great house. But this sure has taken a lot of time. It's for mom though. She'd do it for me.

Other than that, I was just messing around over spring break, relishing in getting to sleep late (my partner is a school teacher, so the days start early)

Now I have to catch up on my atc work. I'm in a swap that is due April 1. Have I done the card? No. Okay, time to get busy.

March 6, 2009

Wow, it didn't take me long to get off my schedule! I was hoping to post here every day? I think it's been about a week. Oh well. I guess I'll try and catch up. Mostly I've just been taking care of my dog, who is doing great now that she's getting insulin and her pill for her arthritis. She's back to her old self again. I would have never thought I could give a shot to any one or any thing, but it's amazing what a person can do when you love someone.

I also haven't done any new art work this whole week. I've been getting my work together for a new book that is coming out this summer. I have to list all these names of my atc's and I am the worst when it comes to names and putting together and artists statement! I was really hoping to hone my skill of description in this blog. And then I wimp out and get lazy...already?!! I haven't done my Etsy store, I haven't done my website, and I haven't scanned the new art I finished last weekend. What in the world have I been doing?! How is it time has gone by so fast? I honestly thought I could at least post every other day. But you know what? That's okay. I'll do what I do, and be glad about it. And if it's not every day, I'll be glad with the bits I do put in here!

This is a post card I did quite a while ago. But I found some of my older art and was looking at it. I guess I did this about two years ago. And I remember doing this series where, you took the card and put it under your pillow and it would bring you sweet dreams. I made several for different friends, and I'd completely forgotten about it.

So then I found this and some of the others, and I really liked the idea, so I might touch on that again sometime.

And I want to work more on my Chelsea Hotel photographs.

I think I have too many ideas I want to work on. And that might sound like it's a good thing, but it's not. Because too-many-things is confusing, and a person ends up doing nothing. It's counter-productive. I need to limit. Not over-do! Limit...find the jewel...