Monday, April 5, 2010

If I knew....

If I knew I could keep them alive, I would get myself a salt water tank and have a bunch of seahorses.
A couple of weeks ago when we went out for sushi, I noticed this little guy just swimming along. The tank they have runs the span of the restaurant so he had plenty of room to swim around. I just sat and watched him flit from here to there. It was just so calming and peaceful. I would love to have something like that to calm my nerves after a long hard day. I do know if it's because I am getting older or it's because I have gone through a life upheaval in the last 6 to 10 months but I will say that I have been more stressed than I feel I have ever been. I so want to get back to doing my art but every time I look at my space I feel overwhelmed with what needs to be done before I start working in it. I am one of those people that feels guilty doing my art when my area needs to be cleaned....so I end up doing nothing and then still feeling guilty for not doing anything and wasting my time. LOL So should I post pictures of my unfinished space for all to see and maybe give my the kick in the pants to get it done? Or should I hide in my space of chaos until I finally do something about it?? Opinions? Thoughts?

3 comments:

Kerri Jean said...

Hi Cindy, Glad to see that you're back to blogging!! You certainly have gone through a WORLD of change in the past year or so, so I am thinking it's only natural to feel stressed as it all eventually catches up... but I also know that my art calms me and satisfies me so if you can find a way to create while organizing (or in between) you absolutely should. My art room is once again in flux, but I set up a table in my living room so that I can still make things while I am re arranging- which could take months. Take a deep breath and do what you love!!!!

Kate said...

Cindy,

Try the 15 minutes a day rule. For 15 minutes before you go to bed clean something in your studio. You can only spend that time so it does not get overwhelming. After a few days of doing this you will be well on your way to having a clean studio in no time, Then you will be able to do art again.

Kate

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The seahorse is so cute. The color is so pretty. Thank your for sharing the photo. Have a great day!