Saturday, December 30, 2006

Do you have the post holiday blues? The house is cluttered, I need to do art, but there are too many conflicting projects, tasks, piles of junk to sort, etc. I've got a bad case of adult onset ADD! Its hard to concentrate and focus.

I can't seem to "get" a new technique I am working on. At the moment I’m too easily discourage by initial failure. I am trying to use Translucent Liquid Sculpy to make photo transfers but here on my 4th or 5th try - no good!

Is it usually this time of year that I get the urge to simplify? Should I buy another book or storage gadget? I didn't overspend on Christmas gifts except maybe on candy for stockings. But I do have that overwhelmed feeling.

I admit that I have some kind of depression-era/poverty-mindset/ collector/ hate-to-part-with-anything-I-might-need syndrome! So is it a lack of faith that makes me hold on to things I'm not using? Is it planning ahead/stewardship?

The mixed media art may bury me alive! Variety of fabric, yarn, buttons, beads, paper, pencils, paint, dyes, glues, leather, lots of tools, stamps, paper ephemera... I am not naturally organized and have a bad memory. If I put something up I may not be able to find it! Wouldn't it be simpler to just draw and paint? But the drawing and painting feeds the other media and vice versa.

And books and musical instruments!

I even have trouble parting with old clothes. I made some beautiful journals out of old blue jeans! I need to have a garage sale but that takes time and planning!


Kim from Kansas said...

Nice work! My parents grew up during the depression, so I think I inherited that mindset to "use" or save a lot, also. Noticed you have Twigs of Hope on your link. I enjoy the Zine. I found you from Crystal's link.

molly jean said...

Kim, Thanks for looking at my blog. I've enjoyed checking out Crystal's links regularly and love Twigs of Hope. When I see someone with an empty garage or very neat closets (not that I'm nosy and snoop) I am always a little envious but also suspicious. They are not artists, or have lots of money to buy and discard and replace at will. Or maybe they are just more organized, disciplined, and don't like stuff! Molly