to "Creative Whining" or maybe "Creative Excuses" or better yet "Creative Procrastination because I can't seem to get better and just want to sleep all the time plus I'm getting a second cold sore so that saps all my motivation to do anything and I still haven't painted my kitchen" I'm still pondering my options. I'll let you know though. Although, Susan over at "Creative Chaos" on Blogspot and I are in a big fight over the use of the name. No...I'M more Creative....No. I'M more Chaotic!! hee hee.....Just kidding. It was pretty funny when she wrote to me though. Is there room for two Creatively Chaotic people in the blog world? I think so!
I do want to send a big "I'm so sorry" for not responding to all my comments ASAP to everyone. I really try to respond to everyone that comments or emails. I have been so bad about it this week. Although, apparently not bad enough to crawl from the couch while watching my dvr'd episode of back to back Judge Judy and Deadliest Catch episodes to get to the computer. But, definitely bad enough to consider thinking that I should at least be typing "thank you for reading my lame blog about colds, dentists and excuses" while fast forwarding through the commercials. At least I thought about it. But there was a man overboard on Deadliest Catch and I was glued to my seat.
Ok, enough of my "creative excuses" and on to some amazing Swap News. Look what I got from Karla over at Karla's Cottage!!!!! Woo hoo! I took a close up of the bucket because it is so beautiful. It was filled with all kinds of little trinkets and treasures. And, it even had a little dinosaur as a joke about the fact that my son thought I had one as a pet. THANK YOU! THANK YOU KARLA! She received my basket and immediately stopped her 10 part investigative series she had started.
I hope the picture shows the beauty of it. Artsymama was the one who hosted the swap. She ended up doing three baskets herself for partners whose original swap partner fell through. Take a look here for some more incredible baskets that were made!
So as I was taking pictures of Karla's bucket I decided to share some photo's of my craft space. I'm not quite ready to call it a studio yet. For all of you out there in blogland saying to yourself over coffee in the morning "Hey. Whatever happened to that potentially awesome space that creative chaos was working on? Hmmmm. Whatever happened to that?" Well. In a nutshell....not a whole lot. It doesn't look much different than when I first blogged about it. Although I do have a new shelf to put my stuff on.
Although, note the missing piece of crown moulding on the top. Funny story. When I was painting the primer I kept thinking "this is weird that he doesn't have this piece beveled to attach the missing piece of moulding. Hmmm. Well, he's the expert. He must know what he's doing. Who am I to question the experienced woodworker." Ok. Fast forward to the installing of the cabinet. I'm in the kichen next door; and he is putting the shelf in place ........"Arrrgggg....piece of good for nothing $%#&. What the........piece of $^%#. Arrrgggg...... @^#^$%%#%@^@^@^^#^^$%." I walk in and ask "why are you putting there next to that window" That's when he turns and looks at me and says slowly and methodically...."because that's where it goes" I respond "no it doesn't. It goes on that wall" and then I walk out back to the kitchen.....all while listening to "Arrrggggg....piece of......" He said he was going to fix it the next day. That was 2 weeks ago. I'm thinking of putting a plant with draping leaves there.
Next up is my desk. Don't you love how I can virtually take an over 8 foot space of work table and leave myself with less than two inches in which to work. I still have paper on the floor. Anyway, I SHOULD be incredibly embarrassed to show everyone this. But, hey, after all my whining and complaining for the last week or so I really have no shame. So here it is. But I figure this will be the good before picture to my awesome, inspiring after picture that will hopefully be coming sometime before the beginning of the holiday season. And, I STILL have paper on the floor. Here's a picture of some of the paper I have stacked. I thought I it looked pretty together.
Here's an in progress notebook cover I'm fooling around with. I got the notebook at Target for 3 bucks and it practically screamed decorate me. Either that or I'm hearing voices now.
And here are some roses from my backyard. They have been blooming like crazy. Next on the agenda is getting my tags ready for the Tag Swap that Tammy is hosting over at Tammy Gilley Studios. Very excited to get started on that. Also, Carlos Birthday is on the 10th and my husband's is on the 5th. I'm tucked in there on the 16th. But, I like to pretend that it never even happens....