Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sometimes......

...my brain goes on "strike". Doesn't want to work anymore. Just sits there.

A big 'ol lump of gray.

Slacker....

It's been on a "creative-strike" for a while. Try as I might, I can't seem to get it to focus on one thing for more than a few seconds.

I really want to do stuff...it won't let me.

It has the attention span of a gnat. It goes from one thing to another..in a split second.

Ever try to meditate with a brain like this?

Close your eyes.

Breathe....

Ahhhh.....did I empty the dishwasher???

No, no, don't think....clear your mind....relax.....there, that's good.......

I need to get the car washed. I wonder if I have any coupons left...maybe they're in that other purse. I really liked that one. I saw the cutest pattern for a purse the other day..one like Alana used to make. Wonder how she is doing? I need to call her. I don't think I have her number. I smell french fries. Wonder if there's a McDonald's around here. I just want a diet coke. Or some tea. Chi tea. Starbucks is soo expensive. I 'd like to visit Seattle someday. Rains a lot there. I like rain. I used to paint rain. I wonder where I put my paints. I gotta buy an umbrella. I love that word "Umbrella" sounds like a little tiny fairy..."Umbrella, the world's tiny-est fairy" Oh I gotta get the car done before it rains...Oh yea, I'm supposed to be relaxing....
forget meditating!



So I gather all the supplies for some ornament-making. Put them all over the table. Scraps, Scissors. Glue. Styrofoam balls..paper clips...

'Brain' stops and says, "Whew, You've made yourself quite a mess here girly."

I listen...and go sit down. What was I thinking???

It's often right you know. My brain. Big 'ol lump of gray.

So I thought I'd share one for my more favorite creations (favorite because it's actually finished...)

I made it in a class. I seem to do better when there are people around me. After all, I don't want them to think I'm the slacker here...


Hey, did you notice what the background is? Pages torn out of a phone book!

It's 3 panels of canvas, with torn phone book pages, inked and decoupaged on...



Rub-ons, and acrylic letters. And one of my mostest-favoritest photos of the kiddos and me




Me thin. (with boobs!!!) April almost as tall as me. She now has a son in college, daughter in high school, and one rising young soccer-girl.. Dammit-Andy is on my right. Biker-boy now. (biker MAN, oh yeah...) Dad now to Connor. Jeff, when he was a skinny little guy, and Brandi, mommy of Ella, was tucked in my sweater.

Camping trip. Colorado. Randy as photographer. Good times....

Anyway, maybe I'll get some inspiration now. After all, my head emptied and I need to go to bed.

Let's see where my brain will take me in my dreams tonight......

g'night big 'ol gray brain......

-me

4 comments:

Brandi said...

I love that pic of us! One of my favorites, too.

Littlepenpen said...

Your description of your brain sounds a LOT like mine these days! What is happening??? I have a daughter named April too! Love your post.

Anonymous said...

What a great photo...you and April resemble each other so much. I just love it when I can see a "family resemblance"...good genes. Betty

The Tattered Nest said...

what are you talking about gray brain? these are gorgeous! what do you mean by inking the telephone book pages? I want to do that!