Monday, February 06, 2006

I want to move to the mountains.....

I don't post a whole lot of my frustrations here...but UGH....I must post this one and get it off my chest.

I want to move to the mountains - preferably ALONE! LOL Why, you ask? Because I just spent *4 hours* working on a new necklace design and was interrupted 2 times by a roof guy who was fixing a leak and 2 times by my son's neighbor friend.....who is extremely loud (but a sweet kid.....just jolting to to the thinking process because he's kind of rambunctious).

Needless to say, I made a mistake and it's so simple it's ridiculous. But it makes the entire design NOT WORK. So, since I'm frazzled and frustrated now, I think I'm just going to go with my original design plan, which is simpler, but less likely to have problems should I make the same mistake again.

So now I have to decide whether I should continue on with mini painting #2 (which I started right after I *thought* the necklace design was okay), or should I go back and re-do the Pomeranian necklace? I think I will do the necklace, as it will drive me nuts and I have the Pom on my mind - so I think I can do the dog artwork again just as good (or maybe even better? hey...a person can hope, right? :)) if I do it tonight.

I know you're probably thinking I'm nuts - but I get so focused on what I'm doing, if I do get interruptions, especially ones where I have to get up from the studio, it takes me a while to get "re-oriented" (is that a word?). I try to plan my studio time when *I* don't have anything scheduled....but you know, you have things which come up and have to be dealt with.

Unfortunately, even if I moved to the mountains, I'd still have a roof which would need work from time to time, and probably a gazillion other things as well.

Now....that feels that out of my system. :)


1 comment:

InaRae said...

I loved living in the mountains Jai, but it was really hard work and left little time for art. We built and maintained a large log house, developed the power and water systems, and rode a snow mobile 6 miles, in an out in the winters. I loved it and the memories will serve me forever, but now I am glad to be back in civilization, with a computer and email so I can see your cool stuff!