Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bad Blogger.....

Despite my declaration at the start of the year I have failed. I am a bad blogger....I can never seem to find the time; correction, I never take the time to update my blog. My craftiness the past few months has been hit and miss. I think about it almost ALL the time but I don't sit down to create. Instead I find myself just flat out being lazy. Instead I spend, no waste, endless hours pouring through Pintrest or watching creative videos when I should be creating.

My studio/scrap room/art room is a disaster with stuff everywhere and I do not want to take the time to clean and organize though it badly needs it. I would rather create yet the disorder prevents me from doing so. What a vicious cycle. On occasion I do manage to at the very least clear my table enough to do some creating. At those times I find myself sitting in front of my art journal basically just slapping paint on a page. I never know which way to 'go' when I'm doing that. I do however enjoy adding the colors to the page and moving them around.

The weekend weather is bordering on nasty and the honey has mentioned maybe going to a movie. If that does not happen perhaps I will sit and play with paint and try to get myself on track...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

One and done....

Week one of 2015 is behind us. Finally started the second Documented Life Challenge tonight which is the picture above. Not sure where I'm going with it and not feeling inspired but was fun to just play with paint for a few minutes. There's nothing that says everything has to be done in one setting and are cannot really not be rushed so I'll just wait and see where it goes.

The work week was busy as expected and I'm still trying to back into routine. The weekend was pretty much uneventful which is just fine given the fact it rained almost the entire time and was cold. The honey went hunting on his days off which meant I was on my own and got away with continuing to do nothing. Unfortunately he didn't get anything so no backstrap this season. Now he says he's taking me hog hunting in a month or so--we will see.

Next weekend I've got a scrapbook retreat so I really need to get my things together so I can leave Friday just as soon as I can get out of the office--hoping to slip out a little early. Unlike last year I have an idea of the projects I want to work on so I will spend the evenings after work this week getting things together. My main goal is to get my 2014 Project Life finished and start 2015.

I am hoping to do more crafty things this year and I am fortunate to have a honey who supports that. When I find new things and tell him his reply is to get it even without knowing the cost. The annual Craft and Hobby Association Show was this weekend so thanks to facebook I've been seeing all sorts of goodies I can hardly wait to get my hands on!

Monday, January 05, 2015

What a Day....

First day of the new year at the office. Would like to say it went smoothly and in some ways it did with the exception of being on the verge of an anxiety attack. It started last night with difficulty sleeping and seems to have escalated from there. I did not get the amount of sleep I should have and I know that played a role then add to walking back into what is sometimes bedlam and I think it was 'the perfect storm'. I'm slowly bouncing back and look forward to a full night of sleep tonight...even if I have to have a drink!

The best part of the day (other than lunch time with the honey) was coming home to my art journal. I came straight to my scrap room to play. I'm not certain if I'm finished...maybe I am, maybe I'm not but I'm not going to push or rush it.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Ahh Crap....

Break is coming to an end and tomorrow it's back to work....after 3 weeks off....3 weeks of accomplishing nothing around the house...or crafty goals. I DID get plenty of rest.....which will probably kick my ass about 8 am tomorrow morning when I have to be in the office. I have gotten into the very bad habit of staying up late and then sleeping quite a bit during the day. That comes to a halt now...despite the fact I was up late last night, slept on the couch a couple hours then got up when honey came in at 5am and went to bed with him...till 10a then back down around 11a till nearly 1p with him. Hoping I actually get some rest tonight and am not too much of a zombie tomorrow.

On another note I DID take time to be crafty! I finally began work on prompt one from the Documented Life Project.

I followed the facebook group last year and loved all the creativity and decided this year I am going to participate!

The first prompt is about facing the blank page and being your own goal keeper. I'm not totally certain where I'm going with this first prompt just yet but I have started with my pages. I put down 'book paper' (basically pages from a book and even part of a restaurant menu then painted over it. Not sure what my next layer will be. It's the fun thing about being creative...just going with the flow wherever it may take you.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Not Quite There....

At least not yet but I am trying and will continue to do so.

Since honey was off we went to the movies--our first time at Alamo Drafthouse. After all the hoopla he was determined to show his freedom and not let some radical tell him what he can see so we went to The Interview. Not a bad movie. Had us laughing pretty much the entire time. Not a bad way to spend a dreary, rainy day.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Slow Start....

Not a lot of progress made around the house with the dawning of the new year but I am trying. Never mind that my blog update is just barely on January 1!

It was a fairly quiet day. I didn't lay my head on the pillow till nearly 2am and honey got in from work about 6amish. I got up for a bit but went to bed with him and then slept till nearly 11a. I got up and played a little then joined him again about 1ish and slept till nearly 3p. We both got up then and I cooked New Year's Dinner--traditional black eyed peas and cabbage and cornbread.

After dinner it was football and cleaning the kitchen. The Oregon/Florida State Game was just ugly and the Alabama/Ohio State game wasn't much better. While honey has pretty much been glued to the tv I have puttered around between the living room and my scrap room. Trying my best to work on many neglected projects.

Since honey is still off tomorrow it will be 'date day'. After all the hype the honey really wants to see The Interview so we will be headed to Katy to Alamo Drafthouse to check it out.

For now I should put myself to bed because my bad habit of staying up late and then sleeping late in the day is going to be bad come Monday morning....

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Ahead....

I have really, really neglected my blog this year but as 2014 comes to a close and 2015 dawns I am going to try being better at posting. I have so many artsy things I want to tackle in the new year and other things too that perhaps blogging will keep me motivated to stay on track.

It's time to stop lounging on the couch and DO things. That's not to say I've not done anything in the past. Heaven knows I could have accomplished so much more than I have. I've been on break since December 13, and have done virtually nothing during that time. I hate that I haven't accomplished anything but I have enjoyed just relaxing. I've also done quite a bit of thinking about things I need to do and things I want to do. And now it's time to start committing some of the things to paper...

So things for 2015:

MORE: Reading
Less: Stressing
MORE: Creating
MORE: Organizing
MORE: Cooking
MORE: Adventure
Less: Worry

In the creating department I want to get back on track with Project Life. I've done fairly well with 2014 being only 6 months behind at the moment and I do have pictures printed but I don't want to continue being that behind. I have also decided to participate in the Documented Life Project and look forward to the weekly challenges there. I'm hoping the are will help me in the less stress and worry departments.

On to 2015!