Sunday, February 1, 2009

It doesn't take long....

for me to make a mess in my studio. My nice new workspace now has clay, oil and metal dust all over it. YEAH!! I spent a good part of my weekend up there. I just need to consider getting the room wired for cable. When I work I have to have noise in the background. So I turn on the TV and listen to movies.


I found this in Chicago when I was there in December at P.O.S.H. I love that store. It is a some type of bottle or drink caddy. It's perfect to keep all my tools handy and it's cool :)



Next weekend Lou will be in Florida on a golf trip. I am looking forward to having the whole weekend by myself....is that wrong. I plan to stock up on groceries Thursday night and I am NOT going to leave the house all weekend. Lou told me that I am turning into a recluse ... DUH. Althought I'm not sure that is the issue. I'm work all week and most of the time get home around 7 PM and then I try to run errands, keep the house clean, and get a little time in the studio...usually very little. So I guard the weekends like a pit bull with a bone. I'm in 7th heaven when we don't have plans. I begrudgingly go places. I mail order from stores that are only a few miles away because I don't want to waste the time shopping.

I also believe that I have a finite period of time to get my jewelry out there. I got into the game late. I envy my friends who have found this passion at an early age. They have so many years for their art to develop and evolve. Probably my only regret in life so far is that I left art behind so I could concentrate on creating and advancing a career in healthcare. But there came a time when I realized that I didn't want this to be my identity. I needed more in order to have a fulfilling life. Many women at this point have children, but that wasn't to be my path. So I went back to art. I feel like I have to make up for lost time plus when I am creating I am in a zone. And as many of you know, getting into a zone...whatever it may be....is a great feeling. So...I guard my time and others see it as being reclusive.

7 comments:

Katie said...

You are not being reclusive, you are being creative and productive! You should remind Lou (and others) that you get money for this, too!! ;-)

Jill Wiseman said...

OMG - I'm such a happy recluse too. I HATE shopping now where in my former life it was a major source of whiling away the hours. Now it's just keeping me away from my beading and I resent it. Thank goodness we live in the age of the internet and UPS.

My best weeks are those where I don't have to leave the house for days at a time. Just me and the beads. Pure bliss. So if I still had a different day job, I'd be guarding my bead time with everything in me! It feeds our souls.

Vickie Hallmark said...

I see your behavior as totally normal. ;-))

I have the kid and the art as well. When he was born, something had to give. It was the other career, the science, since art is required to keep me sane.

Karen Elmquist said...

TOTALLY normal!

Lynn White said...

In the last paragraph you were writing about me, right?

Cathy DP said...

I see this as good... I get totally lost in the studio... I was carving a piece the other day and got SOOOO lost that I had no idea what time it was. I keep retreating to my studio any time I can and love it there. Sometimes friends call to chat–and that's nice on occasion–but I'm happy with just the radio and my work... One friend advised me to unplug the phone completely... talk about recluse ;-)

Elaine said...

I love the image of the pit bull!

Enjoy your weekend!