Unfortunately I can't neglect the remaining points. I give my wire spools a loving look worthy of a Mom before I carry the laundry upstairs, a cat between my feet, the others behind me. Laundry into the washer, vacuum cleaner out of the closet. Two out of three cats take refuge underneath the desk. Ok, what's next? Of course, half the fridge is empty. I settle for a quick stop at the small supermarket at the corner one street up. Why are milk cartons so heavy? Why don't cats clean their own litter boxes? Why isn't the Earth a disk?
We are slowly getting there. Next on the to-do list are blog posts, social networks and e-mails. Hm, no blog posts without pictures. Where did the sun go and while I am at asking questions to which I don't get an answer - where did the morning go??
I feel my brain frying, even without sun. I need a small break, just one round of an online game which doesn't require much thinking. Actually I am grateful when a cat breaks my non-thinking concentration by jumping onto my lap with extended claws before I get lost.
I start on the easy blog posts and do a quick network tour. In between I put the laundry from the washer into the dryer.
Finally I give up. I need food and I need creative time.
Once I start putting seed beads on a wire for a choker, I feel a calmness coming over me. I'm not sure what will happen, where my muse will take me and if I'll be happy with the design (to be honest, the jury is still out on this one), but this is what keeps me as sane as I can ever be and my heart is in each step.
I can't exactly know how the following artists work, but I'm sure they have their share of chores, stress and busy time. Then they sit down and put their hearts into a creation mode to bring people joy. Each piece has its own story even if you might not know it. Isn't that a wonderful thought?
|Sarah's Path by LA Valley Girly|
|Blue fish focal lampwork bead by Beads by Melissa Vess|
|Around the roses go lampwork bead by Lampwork beads ... made by Kathy|
|Ruby red glass ladder rosary by Mary's Garden|
|Onyx and brass necklace by McLain Jewelry|
By Cat's Wire
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