Life is Just So…

January 22, 2009

A Little Holiday Sparkle

A Little Holiday Sparkle

Years back there was a quote by Mary Engelbreit that said “Life is just so daily” and that just about sums up my life the past several months.  The essentials take over everything and crowd out creative time.  At our house it’s been sickness.  I had planned to use my January break to get caught up on things and have lots of unstructured creative time.  Ha!

I have had two -yes, two – bouts with the flu.  I am just feeling better, and this morning my son woke up sick.  January is nearly gone, and with February my final semester of college begins, meaning I will be buried in coursework.

Life is just so….daily!  Single motherhood is just so…intensely daily! 

Many hours while I lay sick, great ideas came to me.  The brain seems to go on being creative, even while the hands can’t.  I wrote things down, I made plans in my mind…all things I planned to do once I felt better.  But then life got “daily” again.

I miss the days when I could sit down and do art projects with the kids.  I didn’t even mind the messes so much because I could do something creative, not just the “daily” chores.  Now they are older, and while they still want me around, they want their cell-phones, iPods and xBox’s, not an afternoon of art.  They are intensely creative, just not in the same ways as me.  My daughter wants to be a graphic artist.  Making a video is her artistic outlet.  My son is talented also, but rarely wants to sit still long enough to paint.  Football beckons, electronic stimulation calls…

Life keeps on being “daily”.  How can I find time for the artist inside?

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2 Responses to “Life is Just So…”

  1. psychscribe Says:

    Hi. I love your blog!. I don’t write about my creative endeavors much on mine, but they are so much of who I am. I went to the other blog you pointed to in your latest post : http://gomakesomething.com/ht/collage/serendipity-squares/comment-page-1/#comment-2501 and it was so rich. I’m adding both you and that one to my blogroll. Do you know if that one is still active?
    Thanks for your cool stuff here 🙂


    • Thanks for taking the time to comment – I am glad you like my blog. I am trying to add more of the stuff that inspires me from other artists as well as my own comments, and I’m glad to get feedback that you like it. The gomakesomething.com blog is still active and full of great ideas. I signed up to subscribe to several of Lisa Vollrath’s sites, also. She had several sites to check out…enjoy! And thanks again!


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