Soon soon soon

It is a most perfect cold and sunny Melbourne Winter day. Our small household is feeling extremely slow today after attending a good friend’s wedding in St Kilda yesterday and mock-meat vegan feast late into the night (I believe we stayed out until almost midnight!). It was a wedding full of much amazing love, warmth, humour and lighting effects. We took part in some hastily choreographed hora dancing which finished up in a kind of crazed wedding mosh with crushed toes and aching sides from laughing hard. There were long but thankfully hilarious speeches and seemingly hundreds of little kids fluttering, pushing and stampeding through adult legs in the semi-darkness. Amelia managed to avoid her arch enemies the “Pinchy Pirates” – who are a gang of small boys who I think she must have once seen at a house party pinching one another – so she too had a great time in her fairy wings, tutu, boots and all.
Now Amelia is off in slumber land after an intense lulla-bye session and P is making pizza dough so I am sitting here pondering the enormous amounts of stuff I need to do and really all I can muster up the energy to do is look through flickr and catch up on some blogs. Due to unavoidable wintery colds and flus I haven’t had a lot of time to do anything work-wise or craftwise lately and its frustrating me stupid. When I don’t have a chance to make anything or create anything or plan anything I start to get very antsy. By last Friday evening I was dragging my feet around making fish fingers (ugh gaaah!) for Amelia for dinner and feeling and acting like Queen Grumpypants of Grumpland. I had managed to mail out a lot of the prints but everything else has been put on a backburner and the list keeps growing. So this afternoon I am going to have a look at the Getting Things Done TiddlyWiki and start getting some things done. Then again, Amelia may sleep for an hour and I just bought the DVD box set of season one Arrested Development ($20! Score! thanks M for the tip-off) so I may just have to check that out and let my brain rest.

This week I will be working on two MEGA galleries for A Month of Softies. I am really sorry to everyone who is waiting patiently to see May’s gallery. I honestly just haven’t had a moment to put it together.

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13 Responses

  1. says:

    Not to add to your to do list, but did you ever think about releasing your prints in a postcard sized set? I‚Äôd love to have them in my office but it‚Äôs too small for posters :)(If someone already asked, I apologize, I don’t have time to read all the comments)

  2. says:

    Ooh I love that show 🙂 How did you find such a bargain??

  3. You should definitely sit down and watch the dvd’s, knickers to everything else !

  4. Don’t be hard on yourself about AMOS hun… it’s a wonder you can do all that you do accomplish. Mothering alone is a full-time (and then some) job. We will be excited to see it up whenever you are able, but no worries.P.S. Your prints are absolutely fantastic. You are on my list of artists who’s work I must own some day. Take care. Ez

  5. I know just how you feel about feeling like you’re never getting anything done! I’ve stopped looking at my endlessly long to-do list.

  6. I get very grouchy too when I don’t have my “creating” time. Maybe you can sew pears and watch your DVD at the same time. Bonus!

  7. So funny to think of it getting colder down there as its getting hotter here. I’ll never get that idea straight in my pea-brain.
    The wedding sounds like it was a blast. A little girl in a tutu and fairy wings… what could be cuter?

  8. i have the exact same experience: the antsy-ness when not able to be as creative as i want (time or inspiration or otherwise), and feeling like the time i have to do it is rare. it’s a lot of work, but also energy and time, to sell your handmade stuff! in my experience, it takes away even some of the spontaneity with which i used to regularly make things (because now, sometimes i’ll be like “will people like this?” or “can i make this again?” when the only thing that mattered before was “should this be blue or green?” or something)i totally relax by doing some kind of repetitive handiwork while watching arrested development! so, you’re definitely headed in the right direction?
    p.s. i envy your weather. i think i have heatstroke.

  9. i know what you mean by getting antsy whenever u feel you haven’t accomplished anything creative for a day. lately for a week this is what i’ve been feeling, and the heat from our side of the world is not helping at all. i so need ur winter right now…and ur delicious prints! i love them! 😛

  10. says:

    I am in love with your dolls are the for sale and where can I buy them?

  11. says:

    What is tiddkywiki?

  12. I am so happy to hear the softie galleries will be coming soon! I was worried maybe you decided to quit because it was too much work. Thanks for keeping the project going, I love A Month of Softies so much!!!