Friday, January 13, 2012

Not enough hours...

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see." 
~John Burroughs
 I love that.  It totally captures what goes on in my mind half the time... just add in "art I want to make" (and maybe subtract a few walks)   I have come to love Pinterest.com this fall purely because it is one GIGANTIC inspiration-extravaganza.  Every time I go there, I pin a bunch of things that were "oooh! That would be great as a....." sort of stuff.   Those and the millions (well, maybe not MILLIONS) of doodles in sketch books and on Starbucks napkins.... all of things I want to make, or at least TRY to make.

And there aren't enough hours in the day.  There are barely enough hours in the day to make the things I ALREADY thought of... let alone adding NEW stuff...
but it is almost that time of the year.... the scary time that comes between Tucson and spring shows.... the time when income is not guaranteed, but that production time is accompanied by no travel, which means time in the evenings to write patterns, play with new ideas... TO CREATE!!!  
That window of time is often too short, and this year, because I'll be doing art festivals in addition to teaching and bead-shows, it will be a little chaotic.... but I'm READY for some creative time... to let my mind wander and take chances that something won't be perfect... and just MAKE ART.
 But for this month... there are definitely not enough hours in the day to think all the thoughts, read all the books, etc.  Because this month's quote is from the 1980's Dunkin Donuts ad....

It's time to make the donuts....
 
tiny blah blah blah...
coffee - YES!  Cinnamon Dolce Latte which continues to be FREE!!!  Thank you blog readers!!!
music - not yet... but I need something that makes me feel warm because it's COLD in my studio today!


3 comments:

rosebud101 said...

Hi, Sylvie!

Maryanne said...

Gosh, isn't that quote the truth! I always think it's just me that doesn't get all the things I want to do done! I know that's silly but that's me! Hope you get calm hands and all your things done!

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

I totally agree with there being "not enough hours in the day". I started two new part-time college teaching jobs and a part-time university course in August, and I've got no time any more. the course and the two jobs only add up to about 30 hours per week, but travelling to and from each of three locations and the prep and other work for each means that the rest of my life seems to have been put on hold.
I used to be able to sew (and blog on my sewing blog) a couple of times a week, but there's been a gap of months in my blog and no sewing at all either as I explain in my latest blog post (http://handmadebyclairebear.com/2012/10/26/almost-no-sewing-at-all/).
I love teaching and I've been trying to get on this course for years, but...