Thursday, 30 December 2010

Not very good at...

Doing nothing. I did manage for a while this morning as I drifted in and out of slumber, but the freaky dreams about aliens taking over the earth eventually became too much for me.

Since then it's been a non-stop whirl of activity. I've written to do lists and crossed items off, I've cleaned the windows, planned aspects of the upcoming year, learnt how to use a new presentation gizmo and structured some artist interviews (more on those soon...). I just don't do sitting still.

My son is away with his father, and I like to keep busy so I don't feel it so much. His absence does mean I have more time to focus (and work) and less time is spent building things, fixing things and pretending to be a superhero's sidekick (I'm never allowed to be the main guy...). I miss being the superhero's sidekick though...

I'm all of a fidget, I'm making plans and lists. I'm ticking things off. I feel guilty if I'm not up to something and am usually planning the next item on the agenda. I have so many books I want to read, paintings to form, plans to take shape.

I've always been like this, but never very good at completing tasks and ambitions. I'm always great at the start, but then begin to drift into the next idea before I've got all I should out of the first. Next year will be different. Prepare to see things happening. I'm fired up like never before. Watch out world... I'm coming after you!

Yesterday I made a cover for my Diary (the one I'm featured in on Feb 23rd - follow the link and check out the spread in the bottom left corner). Front and back designs plus a bookmark. Another task ticked off the list, albeit one that's been on there for about two months!


  1. Beautiful pieces of art, I love the bookmark.
    I wish you a Happy New Year.

  2. Beautiful cover and bookmark, loving all the layers. Wishing you a Happy New Year and if the aliens land around your way it could take you in another direction
    Annette x

  3. I know how you feel - my son is away tonight on a sleepover and I don't know what to do with myself. I was thinking I'd spend the evening in the studio but now that it is evening time I want a hot bath and early bed! Happy New Year!

  4. Its such a contradiction- isn't it? We want a break so bad, just a little peace and quiet and then when we get it our thoughts of them are so loud and fill our head....and we're so happy to have them back at home. Happy New Year to you!

  5. I really like the book cover, very organic and soft yet strong and protective at the same time. Happy New Year to you!

  6. I can completely relate to all... it's always so trying while they're away ~ my heart goes out to you. Oh and those alien dreams? Yep, having them too ~ how bizarre!
    Happy New Year sweet friend ~ he'll be back soon enough.

  7. Lisa, love the book cover. Sometimes i read your 'confessions' and they sound so much like mine LOL! The lists, the planning and the hopping to new projects before really getting the first ones fully done! Ha ha! I've just ordered yet more goodies from Wallacks for yet another project I've been inspired to do!

    Have a great New Year!

    Ro xx

  8. I'm so much like you. Constant lists, constantly on the move. I think that is what makes us tick. New ideas, new plans. Have you made your "Revolution" list yet. That is what I call mine.

    The journal and book mark you created is so beautiful. I love the colors. It is exciting looking.

    Happy New Year Lisa! I'm so glad we met this year and look forward to 2011.

  9. That is a beautiful cover and I love the bookmark. I can relate to the lists. I am a list maker myself. I would be lost without one to keep me focused.
    Even though Cory is not my son (he's my nephew) and he stays mostly in his room the house just feels empty when he's gone to visit his mom or brothers.
    Looking forward to seeing your work grow in 2011. Happy New Year!


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