Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spread too thin...

It seems that lately I am behind on 9-5 job is really annoying me and cutting into my creative time!  If I didn't have pesky expenses, like mortgage and that silly "eat food" habit, I would quit! In all seriousness, I think I signed up for too many things with deadlines...AJE Earring Challenge, AJE Component of the Month, Bead Soup Blog Hop, Focus on Life-52 photos, Challenge of Music...all challenges that motivate me to be more creative, but all require time, thought, and preparation.  I will get there, I just need to plan ahead and stop procrastinating...remember my word of the year - Focus!

My "Focus on Life - 52 photos post for Week 7 was due this past Saturday.  The prompt for the week was Beauty of Flowers.  I love taking shots of my flowers I grow every year in my garden...not much there right now, however but dried out stuff waiting for new growth.  Soon, though!  Fortunately, my hubby is an orchid-lover, so there is always something blooming there.

And here is a shot of one of my African violets at work...they have been blooming almost non-stop since I got this fluorescent task light under my shelf!

This one inspired me to make these earrings...

They are today's post on Earrings-Everyday!

Speaking of AJE Earring Challenge Reveal #3...I only got 1 pair finished for this reveal, so will catch up and make 2 for this week (she said)!  Here is the pair that I did get posted...

Embossed copper and Czech glass

There, I feel much better!  A couple of things done.  Now, I need to get my bead soup out the door to my partner.  I'll be blogging about that soon and introduce you to my partner and show you this gorgeous soup she has sent me.

Later ;)


  1. Ohhh, I love the blue earrings. Gorgeous!

  2. Oh I know exactly how you feel. I too am doing the Focus on life and AJE earrings...but I am on a mini break. Just tooooo many things happening right now. My word for the year is Simplify and that is what I am trying to do...You can and will Focus. By the way beautiful earrings. :)

  3. hear DAT!!! the pesky 9-5 job. and little things like health insurance! twenty years ago i would have been willing to live hand to mouth, but i really don't want to do that to myself now, not even for all the creative time in the world.

  4. Oh honey! I feel your pain! I have all but shut down this month. There was that two weeks of sickness in our house and that has thrown me off my game. I missed the last two weeks of the 52 Weeks photos and likely will miss this one (I don't get the emails so I have to rely on my memory to take me out to look at it) That 9-5 job is the killer for me. That and the fact that my studio is a shambles. Until I tackle that I am afraid that I won't be able to find the space to create! And as for the Challenge of Music, I am just stuck on the music part and haven't started it yet. Sound familiar? I am right there with you! By the way... I always say these challenges have to be fun, and if it isn't fun, don't do it! I completely understand. Enjoy the day! Erin

  5. Check those off your list! :)
    The violets are GORGEOUS and make me wish I could grow plants and flowers. I just didn't get that skill at all.
    And, both pairs of earrings are really great.
    Keep it up, but don't forget to take some time for yourself to relax. You don't want to burn out. Shoot, I don't want that to happen either. :D


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