Thursday, October 29, 2009

Confessions of an image-aholic...

Hi..my name is Colleen and I'm an image-aholic.."

"Everybody, say 'hi' to Colleen!"

"Hi Colllleeeeeen
..(said with as much enthusiasm as a Basset hound after his walk..)

" now tell us why you're here."

"My constant search for that next cute image, one that I may be able to use in a blog...someday..or may artwork...someday..is making my fam..uh...my computer sick..I think it's starting to hate me"

"What do yo mean sick? And hate is a strong word.."

"Yes, but I've started hiding images..then feverishly looking for them, not remembering what I named them. This is ruining my life..and actually GRRRRRR.. is a strong word, don't you think?? Or SURPRISE!.."

OK, you get the picture, if you'll pardon the expression..{ hahaha.. I crack me up sometimes..}

Do you have tonzzzz folders and files of images and photos ? Clips and ideas? Quote and poems?


I suppose yours are organized, named properly and even backed-up, huh?



Uh-Huh..Maybe you you alphabetize your soups too...but I digress....

I have folders named:

Art

Art Images


Art I like {why would I save art I didn't like??}

Stuff..

...and that has it's own sub-folders...
Blog stuff
Other Stuff
Chubby Stuff {?}
Funny Stuff

Days of the week - Helloooo, do I keep Monday through Sunday in there? Maybe just the weekends? Or the work-week? Hey, if it's the work-week, can I just "delete" that file??

Drawings

Sketches { are they not the same?} or are 'drawins' more better than plain 'ol sketches?

..this is original...I have Folder 1..then comes Folder 3 Wha?

To Make

To make Someday


Inspiration

Animals....where you're just as likely to find birds..although they technically should have their own folder, don't you think?


and my personal favorite.....
If this is YOUR chicken, I apologize..I have so many photos saved and it's hard to remember when they came into my life..

Chickens I Love... seriously....and no, there's not a single chicken recipe in there..that would be Chicken Dishes I Love..ohh...wait...that may be images of chicken dinnerware...

Old People

Vintage People no, not Village People..although they would certainly get their own folder..


so, file these guys under 'humor'? Or would you call these 'vintage people'? Or are they just 'old people' ?

..and at what age do you go from an 'old people' to a 'vintage people'?

I don't know...maybe I need more memory..and I'm not talking about the computer...


Have a great Friday...and remember.. if a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine how much computer space I'd need then...

Whew..

Mind boggling...wonder if I have an image of that...


-me

13 comments:

Laurie said...

Where do you get this Colleen!? I'm glad I read you before bedtime, it's best to go to sleep laughing than crying! Thanks for another good laugh to sleep by!

diane said...

Your mind and files are all over the place like a mad dog's breakfast. It must be the recipe for loads of humour. Thanks for another laugh today.

Jan said...

I had to laugh because youmake it sound sooooooooooo funny. But the truth is, I have the same sickness and I fear it is not treatable LOL

Gaston Studio said...

You always have the best assortment of vintage images around, for sure. Nope, don't have your obsession about images, but I'm glad YOU do!

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm the same way Colleen!!!! I'm a freak for images! I have tons of folders and name them really helpful names too...great old images, new saved images, vintage images...yeah right, like I'm going to know what's inside those :) I need help ~ but first let me visit my blog friends to see if they're offering any free images....xxoo, Dawn

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I LOVE your images! It makes your stories so fun to read and it holds my attention until the very end!
It's a talent you have for sure!
Darla

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm thinking about cleaning out my photos, putting them in one of those gadgets that hold 70,000 photos...but then, would I ever look at them again??? Or would I loose the gadget.what to do, what to do?!
Thanks for your comment...it really means a lot to me!!!

Heather said...

you come up with the best images around! lol. never stop :)

Just Breathe said...

You are the Queen of graphics. You find the best ones. It takes so much time. I do that every so often and come across some great things. I'm just not so creative posting them. I have that birdie one, isn't it adorable. Great post.
Have a fun Halloween.

Charmingdesigns said...

I have something to send to your email...I cant find your address on this computer (which file do I have listed under??lol)

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Colleen - this post is sooooo funny. And although I am sick as a dog, I managed to squeek out a weak laugh and smile as I read it.

I think there are a lot of us like you out there/here. It's pretty pitiful huh? *smiles*.

Every now and then I get the urge to purge, and that's when I go in and delete photos that I know I'm never going to use.

Thanks for stopping by and for "following" me *smiles*. I'll be following YOU as well!

Pearl said...

The crazy world of Colleen (or is that crazy Pearl world)it gets all so confusing! Your the best story teller ever and when I grow up I want to be just like you!
Happy Halloween!

All My Yesterdays said...

Colleen, I'm just a year and a tad behind you in years, age, whatever... and I think we can be called *Vintage* cause OLD just sounds....OLD! But *Vintage* sounds, ummmmm Classy! Ya, that's it, we're *Classy Vintage*
And you blog just wouldn't be YOUR blog with out all the great pictures. Keep saving and using them!