Monday, February 6, 2012

I Feel A Bad Attitude Coming On....


It's only February and I am absolutely feeling burnt out on 2012....how did it happen so quickly?


Too much housework and too many "shoulds" seem to have taken over my life...


My hormones are all over the place and I cry at almost anything....


I'm overwhelmed and got the Winter Blues.....what's a girl to do?


It's time to pull up my big girl panties and start taking charge. Who cares if my bathrooms are dirty and my house is so dusty you could write a 300 page novel on my coffee table? Does it really matter that there is dog hair and dust bunnies hanging from my ceiling fans...and lamp shades? If I clean my kitchen floor will I get extra brownie points in Heaven? (and what exactly IS a brownie point, anyway??) The answer is a resounding...NO, to all of those...so why do I feel so obligated to take of all this before I can have fun working on my art?


Once you take off the rose colored glasses and see things as they are, can you put them back on and pretend it's all ok?


I want to feel this way again.....I need an intervention....help! xo

18 comments:

Artfully Musing said...

ha ha ha...I'm where you are...we must go on.. a stiff upper lip is what is required.

Janet Ghio said...

I only dust when it get's so thick that i could literally write my name in it and I don't feel guilty at all!! I do keep my house picked up--I don't have piles of stuff and my house is really quite neat--just dusty! My husband runs the vaccume (I can't spell this word even_LOL) I used to always wonder when I would visit my mom why her house was so dusty--she was a wonderful artist--now I completely understand why--she had better things to do--as do you Kim--much more important to feed your soul--than mop the floor!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ah, yes, I feel you!

I just walked downstairs to put the rice in the rice cooker and noticed that the stairs need to be vacuumed (not the first time I noticed either, LOL) but I have been swamped with work, which I'm not complaining as I had a lean December, but I know the house does need to be cleaned and then of course I want to create too, and if I have to choose between housework and creating, creating wins out!!

Doesn't help that Sophie doesn't like dust bunnies?!? Have you ever heard of such a thing?!?! She paws at them, chases them when they fly away on the hardwood floors, hmmmm, if I could only get her to clean the house, I'd have it made!!!

xoxo

BLISS angels said...

HANG CLEANING! down with house work, burn the iron.... do you feel better???? now ... go play, make art... and sweep dust under the bed no one can see it and the dust bunnies have something to eat LOL hugs Wendy

Sam I Am...... said...

My house is a mess and I'm not creating beauty like you either...just what the hell have I been doing????? Can anyone tell me?
I think I've been in a coma and I just woke up to post here....now back to sleep!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have dust everywhere....especially under the beds. They always say man was made from dust so I never know if there is one coming or going under my beds! Tee hee!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

donna!ee said...

life's too short to be bogged down with only druggery...joy first! :)

Linda said...

for some reason February is always a down month for me-have no idea why. i too find myself wanting to do less of other things-housework and more of the experimenting and the creating. wonder what the neighbors think when they hear me laughing so hard all by myself in here. great fun this posting and terrific pictures. great comments from all. don't see anything i can disagree with. have fun and put out more fabulous art for us to see and be inspired by.

Linda said...

i forgot to tell you about a sign i saw and i'm sure it's not exactly right but--if i have to pull up my big girl panties one more time, the elastic will break and i will show my butt. i need to find out the exact wording on that but you get the idea.

Pandora said...

Don't answer the door if uninvited guests arrive. If you are having guests pull an all-nighter and speed clean everything. As long as the insects or the fungi are not growing~ a little dust never killed anyone. Or better yet sprinkle a little more glitter around and tell everyone it is magical fairy dust...oooooh, aaaaahhhh!

JoAnne said...

LOL, great post Kim! And a little (even a lot) of dust never hurt anyone!
You seem to have struck a familiar chord with all of us....

Terri Daugherty said...

Kim, this is a riot! I know exactly what you mean about the house work and how it is to feel obligated to clean the house before you can play in your craft room. My solution is 1-800-call-a maid! LOL not really, but I sure would like to!!

JUNE said...

Wow! you're speaking my life right now...by the time I'm done with everyone else's needs around here, and all the chores, it's late in the day and I still haven't sat down to paint. And then when I finally get all settled, it's time to make dinner!!
I just found you from another blog list on a site that hasn't been posted on in a year..I'm so glad I checked you out..thx for the smiles, june

Aimeslee said...

LOL, too funny (and I swiped a couple of them purdy pickshures, by the way, hope it was ok). One of the blessings of being a slow creator is that I go and wipe and dust a tiny bit in between waiting for stuff to dry or when I've been sitting too long. I'm not saying that I get enough housework done to even notice, BUT I no longer feel guilty cuz I did SOME. LOL, try it, it works! xoxo

Lorraine said...

ha ha ha just love all these photos. I wish I could do the splits like your photo header too..great for my kicks!

Jan Larson said...

Oh, can I ever relate to this!! I decided to just clean one room a day until I get the whole house cleaned. I got two rooms done, and then discovered the cat had thrown up on the rug in the first room I cleaned. Now it is torn apart so that the rug could be cleaned and dried out, and furniture from that room has spilled over the the second room I cleaned. I spent two days cleaning and effectively have nothing done. Time to make art!!

Venus Blues Hideaway said...

I love that little description about house work. I myself fight those same demons. My time is divided between my dogs, cats, horses, birds and a sugarglider, full time work and wanting to do my art!! There just isn't enough time and sadly, housework kinda falls to the wayside. I do have good intentions about the house work but it gets pretty bad sometimes. I have a Great Pyrenees (really hairy) and three other in the house, plus the 5 cats. I don't want you to get the wrong impression--I do housework (sometimes). Your site is great and work is awesome. I have become a follower and hope to talk to you again.

Faye

Amy said...

Love your post, and I can relate. I have a saying.... When in doubt, craft it out. That way I get the crafting out of the way and off my brain.Not only do I have a new treasure to look at, but it seems to relieve the pressure, and I have never found the housework to be gone or unavailable when I am done with my craft project. Good luck.