Thursday, October 19, 2006

What have I been doing with all my time and why don't I have anything to show for it?

It has been a while since I posted any artwork. Not that I haven’t been making any just that I don’t get it posted. I’ve been busy making cards, ATCs, chunky book pages and calendar pages for swaps. Sometimes it feels like I never have anything to show for all the work because I mail everything off. Realistically I know I have a lot to show for it because I get great stuff in return. One of these days I just need to take some time to make things for myself so I can put it on my walls or in my books and say that “I MADE THAT”. I try to scan everything I make but it isn’t the same as having something tangible to hold in your hand.

I have done three swaps lately that include getting my own contributions back. I sent in pages for two chunky books and a collaborative calendar. I’m beginning to like these kinds of swaps more and more because it is a group effort and all of the contributors get to see what everyone else made.

Maybe if I make a list of things I’ve done lately I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished something. So here it goes:

Bathing Beauties Chunky Book pages (35 pages) - FINISHED
Alphabet D card (1 for 1) -FINISHED
Trash to Treasure Desk Drawer card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
Anything But Rubber card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
Latest Purchase card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
Alphabet E card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
White Chunky Book pages (36 pages) - FINISHED

2007 Calendar – September (12 pages) - FINISHED
“Your Choice” Scary Creatures card swap (6 for 6, not identical) - FINISHED
Autumn Card Swap (6 for 5, not identical) - FINISHED
Autumn Trading Card Swap (7 for 7, not identical) - FINISHED
Card of the Month for August, September and October (1 for 1) - FINISHED

Here is what I’m looking forward to for the rest of October and for November

CC SWAPS Pending Swaps (updated 11-19-06)
Trash to Treasure Junk Mail card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
Fabric Swap card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
Alphabet F card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
2007 Collaborative Collage Calendar (14 pages) - FINISHED
Alphabet G card (1 for 1) - FINISHED
Stitches card (1 for 1) - FINISHED

MIDWEST STAMPERS Pending Swaps (updated 11-19-06)
Winter Cards (6 for 5, not identical) - FINISHED
Card of the Month for November - FINISHED

Mom and I also have three jewelry shows coming up. It’s a good thing I have her because I’ve been sick for the last 2 ½ weeks and haven’t had any energy or a creative inkling. It is just too hard to cough up a lung and create at the same time. I have made a few pieces of jewelry and hopefully will be updating the web site soon. Mom has been very creative and making wonderful jewelry for the shows. She and dad have also been providing TLC and meals when for there needy, sick daughter. I don't know what I would do without them.

So it is time to get off my soap box and get creative!!! If only I didn't have to have a day job...

1 comment:

............Aimeslee said...

OMGosh, I got so tired just reading that entry. HelLO! You work full time. That's the reason. But, really, you are VERY busy. That's a lot of swappin'.