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Monday, October 25, 2010

Busy, Digging, Updates....and a Question....

Since the fairy must be busy elsewhere, I have been digging. In all honesty, it is kind of fun finding all of that stuff that you "had to have" and then it got lost in the new "had to have" stuff. So, digging is good in that regard! What is not so great is when you find oodles and oodles of stuff, and realize that never in a lifetime will you ever be able to use it all is when it becomes shameful ( I know there has to be someone else out there that can join me on this) I found probably 40 or so thick old ledgers, 100s of dictionaries, zillions of old photographs....bins and bins full of stuff!! I have been putting these and other goodies together in GIGANTIC collage packs for you to enjoy. $20 gets you a Priority box FILLED with collage goodness. Shipping included!! Can't beat that!!! Email me if you are interested in having one!

Also, you may remember that this time of year is my favorite...yes, holiday fun stuff and crazy trick or treat fun....but I'm talking about ART of the CAROLINAS!!! I can hardly wait! Its the art getaway that I so desparately need right about now, and its close to home!!
Its the 10th year!!! and it promises to be magic...and here's some news for ya!! I've been invited to demo there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I could hardly believe it!
So, I am to demo sketchbooks....hhhmmm.... I know what I do in my sketchbooks, but I have been challenged to use other sketchbooks as well....and I wanted to try some different things! So, I've been studying up....and each day, I have put a different sketchbook in my purse to just play around in.....YUM! Isn't art amazing where there really is NO pressure, you just get to play around! I am so excited about being able to demo there! I have been going for about 8 years, and I spend so much time learning all that I can fromt he artists there that demo and really share so much with you.....I sure hope that I can inspire someone out there!!! Check out the event here http://www.jerrysartevents.com/ there are so many amazing classes with incredible artists all under one roof...and the shopping is KILLER!!!
Ok...question time....have you ever starting things with great intentions only to find that you never got back to finishing them....or feel like everything you touch is half done...I drive myself crazy with just spinning my wheels, and going nowhere it seems. I seem lately to not be able to finish anything!!! Just completely overwhelmed! Am I the only one. My to do list is so long I'm completely overwhelmed with it and usually just take a NAP! What do you all do when this type of thing happens...certainly there has to be a way to dig myself out of this craziness and actually get things done. I have been wanting to blog for days now and just haven't even found a second to get to the computer for any length of time...what to do, what to do!!

Whew!!!! If you've been reading with me this long...thanks for sticking in there...sorry for the very, very long post. As you can see, I have been holding this in for a while now!!!
Until next time,


Mar said...

have a great time at the art in the carolinas event!

( I don't horad like that)

Rita A. said...

Absolutely. You are not alone in any of those things, digging, new and newer treasures, frustration, sigh. It's just part of being creative.

Diane said...

First of all, congratulations!! I would LOVE to do a demo, and to make your own rules!!--even better!

And about being overwhelmed--did I write this?! Because I could have. I start something and then I forget about it too--which aggravates me. My plan, when I do it, is take the time everyday to devote to whatever I want to get done--even if it's just a half hour a day--it really motivates me when I start to see some accomplishment--good luck!!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Congratulations on being asked to demo at the Art of Carolinas. What fun this sounds like! I wish I lived close so that I could attend!
You are definitely now alone in your overwhelmed feeling and leaving things half finished etc., I think this happens with every artistic person - we have 'scatter brains' sometimes and are distracted very easily! I have so many projects on the go it's not funny. I just try to prioritize things in my head and only do the projects that I know I am going to be fulfilled inside doing. I also try to not take on too many things. Life is too short to be so busy all the time - at least that's what I find. Hugs and blessings to you Ophelia. I hope things calm down for you soon!

Rosie said...

Know the feeling well - when I have too much to do I sort of freeze up and achieve nothing. My solution is to break my long list down into ones and twos, in another words a short list that isn't too scary. It works for me. How wonderful to be invited to demo - wish I could be there too!

Lisa said...

I may have to get a goodie box from you. I'll make it easy for you and pick it up at AOC.
You're too funny with all your clutter. Do I need to call Hoarders on you??

Jeniffer said...

Never for a moment feel like you are alone in any of it. Just do the best you can and from time to time enjoy naptime. I know I do!

I'll be at Art of the Carolina's too. Can't wait to see you again. I'm so proud of you!

Michele said...

Hey Ophelia!

Can't wait to see you at AOC! I be back again teaching my drawing with Acrylic Inks, Glazing, and Image Transfers! Can't wait. Stop by the booth on Friday if you have a chance - I'll be there all day.



thekathrynwheel said...

Congrats on being asked to demo - you will wow them for sure :-)
As for feeling overwhelmed - yup, I know exactly what you're talking about, but don't have solutions i'm afraid. Win the lotto and give up the day job?!

the GyPsY said...

Hahaha .. it's the price creative people pay! Collecting all sorts of stuff, hoarding .. they might come in useful some day.
BTW: I found you on the blog hop by Kelly and was inspired to visit all 400 by Rita A. :-)

Michelle said...

So I guess this means you don't want the telephone book I've been saving for you since June? LOL See you at AoC; it'll be a blast, as it always is.

Ansota said...

Congrats Ophelia and hope you will have lots of fun! About the scattered brain .. join the club. Too many things to do and too little hours. I am busy with one project then the next idea comes rushing in and it drives me insane! All the little projects and things I want to do! Sigh ... lol So glad I am not the only one :)


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