What color is your mind?

This one is absolutely true.


Your Mind is Purple


Of all the mind types, yours is the most idealistic.You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places – or a very different life for yourself.

What Color Is Your Mind?

Found it on Lindly’s Blog

Published in: on February 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Headache

I’m on day 3 of a mild headache.  Ibuprofen doesn’t touch it.  Being on the computer aggravates it so I can only do that in short bursts.  Pasta machine noise aggravates it as well so no claying.  Tv doesn’t bother me nor does writing so I guess I’ll be doing those til it goes away.  It’s that time of the month and I suspect this headache is connected to it, which means 2 or 3 more days of it.  Sucks to be a woman sometimes.

Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 10:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

A surprising bit of creativity

Perhaps The Artist’s Way is working after all.

I finally got a sign of returning creativity last night in the form of some interesting dreams.  I was doing my morning pages (which are bedtime pages for me) and one snippet of dream inspired to me to write a story.  I’m really not a writer.  I’ve dabbled in it but can’t stick with it long enough to write a long story. 

Everything I’ve read has said to follow those impulses while doing the pages so after 1 page of normal writing I launched into 6 pages of story.  It’s not done, but it’s at a good breaking point and I need to figure out the rest anyway.  It’s a fanfic style story and not appropriate for a family friendly venue such as this.  Actually, I’m not sure there is a place for it as I’ve never found any fanfic for the starring character.  Don’t know that I want to share it anyway.

So anyway, I find it interesting that I’ve been inspired to write instead of my usual methods of creativity.  I’ll go with it for as long as it lasts and see where it leads me.  Who knows, maybe I can be a fiction writer as well.

Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 11:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

week 4 – day 4

I know I said I was gonna clean today but I really don’t feel like it.  Dealing with this laundry is too tiring all by itself.  I have to carry the baskets of dirty clothes down one flight of stairs, around the house outside (and it’s about 20 degrees out there) and down another flight of stairs to the washer in the basement.  And then reverse the trip to carry the basket of wet clothes back up to the kitchen where the dryer is.  And it’s more trips up with the heavy wet clothes than down with the lighter dry but dirty clothes.

In between loads of laundry I’m calling today my artist’s date day.  I’ve been kicking around an idea of dying pieces of lace with Pinata inks (and whatever else looks appropriate from my paint and ink drawer).  I’m going to put on some rubber gloves and play around with this idea.  I’ve got oodles of lace to mess with so this should be fun.

Published in: on February 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Week 4 – day 3

And my willpower slips further.  After supper I finished the chapter of the fanfic I started during supper.  My justification is that I wasn’t going to be doing anything else productive during that time period anyway.  Which is true, but still, I shouldn’t have done it.  I’ll keep trying.  Perhaps I’ll forgo reading tonight in exchange.  I’ll see how bored I get.

I did get all of what I wanted to get done today accomplished along with organizing the hallway and back closet.  (We live in a 1 bedroom apartment and we’ve got enough stuff to fill a 3 bedroom.  That hallway is partially storage.)  I added at least 2 loads of laundry to the normal amount.  I’m going to have to start that almost as soon as I get up in order to get it all done and dry.  Trashed a lot of stuff too.  They were some boxes in that closet from when we moved in here – 2 and half years ago.

Speaking of trashing, I came upon a failed sculpture from about 4 years ago.  Didn’t use an armature like I should of.  I’m trying to figure out why I’m keeping it.  I spose part of it is that I put a lot of work and clay into it and I hate to see that go to waste by trashing it.  On the other hand, I’ll never sell or display it so it’s wasted anyway just taking up room in a closet.  Perhaps I’ll photo it and trash it, so I’ll have a record of what NOT to do.

So besides laundry, what should I do tomorrow?  I can clean the rest of the kitchen, the rest of the bedroom and the rest of the living room (at least til I get to the part that is DH’s space.  I don’t mess with his stuff and he doesn’t mess with mine.)

Saturday I’ll spend at Mom and Dad’s helping Dad with his Ebay store.  Sunday is our day of rest (Which means football when it’s in season and lazing around doing nothing when it’s not.)  Monday is the start of my Artist’s way week so I’ll be able to drop the reading ban.  If I’ve not finished the cleaning by then, I’ll finish it Monday and put off starting the week til the evening.

Published in: on February 21, 2008 at 9:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Week 4 – day 2

I’ve caved a bit on the no fanfic rule.  Now it’s only during meals and after 10pm.

It’s counter-productive to deprive myself of reading at these times.  I’m not going to do anything other than waste time playing games after 10 pm.  And it’s not like I’m going to be creating while eating.  And by allowing myself these bits of reading, it’s easier to forgo it at other times.

Sticking to not reading during the day tho and I’m being very productive.  Washed dishes today.  Yes, all day.  You see, DH is the dishwasher here and since he’s been sick, dishes didn’t get washed.  I think we used nearly every dish we own.  They’re all clean now and put away.

Tomorrow I’m tackling the bathroom with the shop vac.  Seems odd, right?  Cat’s litter box is in there and he scatters the litter everywhere.  Sweeping just doesn’t get it all.  So I’m going to vac all the corners and edges and behind the tub.  After that it’s the corner of the bedroom.  Our bedroom is L shaped with the bed in the larger leg.  The other leg is where stuff gets tossed to get it out of the way.  I’m going to get in there and organize it.  Friday is laundry day so the timing is good in case I find long lost clothing over there.

 I get the intention behind the reading ban and it is getting me up off my butt to do things instead of sitting here reading all day.  But it’s not very effective for my creativity.  I’ve been known to forgo reading and all else when the creative muse is in the mood.  I’m just not feeling creative this week.  I dunno, maybe I’ll feel more creative once I’ve gotten this cleaning out of the way.  I may keep up the daytime reading ban beyond this week until I’ve finished the cleaning at least.

I have noticed that my creativity goes in cycles.  I’ve got ideas and inspiration for a few weeks and then nothing for a week or 2.  Maybe this week has just coincided with a nothing week.

Published in: on February 20, 2008 at 10:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Week 4

This is by far the hardest week so far.

No reading.  I almost tossed the book right there when I read that.  Reading is like breathing to me.  I learned when I was very young and I’ve never stopped.  I read all the time.  These days it’s mostly fanfiction.  I read when I eat, always have, cept for family dinners.  I read to wake up in the morning and to get ready for bed.  And I read to pass time during the day.

No reading – that’s impossible.  So I broke it down.  I decided to give up fanfic for the week.  I’m also giving up checking stats here and on my website.  I’m limiting reading news to just a skim of them in the morning.  I’m trying not to read my Ebay groups – failed on that one several times today but at least I’m not sitting on the page refreshing every 15 minutes.

I’m NOT giving up reading email – I need to do that to keep up with sales.  I’m not giving up reading blogs – I need something to read while eating.

I refuse to watch TV more than usual to fill the gap.  Music has always been something I play in the background.  I’m playing more on Pogo and another online game that doesn’t require reading.

I actually got up off my butt and cleaned today.  I can only play the games so long before needing a break.  House should be pretty clean by the end of this week.

It’s funny how the instant I decided to give up fanfic I wanted nothing more than to read it.  It’s been almost 24 hours and I’m craving it.

Today wasn’t too bad, til now.  I can’t really clean now.  Dh’s trying to sleep so I have to be quiet.  I’m kinda sick of the games, at least for today.  I’m caught up on my blogs.  I don’t know what to do.

I spose I can use the stumbleupon toolbar and browse photos.  I could pull out the book and work on the tasks for this week.  I could throw in a movie.  I have a macrame project I could work on.  I have a box of things to sand.

I guess I can think of things to do.  I just need to pick one and do it.

Expect to see me post a lot this week.  It’s one of those things I can do instead of reading.

Published in: on February 19, 2008 at 9:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

Yet more website additions

 Added more stuff last night.

1.  Hair Baubles
2.  Keychains
3.  Charms
4.  Bracelets – the 2nd half of the page.

I have another pile of things to photo and add – dragons, eggs, spheres, and assorted other things.

And I dug up a small pile of things that need to be sanded and finished – pens and spheres.

Until I get the box of stuff that’s at my parents’ house, that should be it.  I’m heading over there tomorrow tho and I know there’s at least one thing in that box, probably more, that I’ll be able to add.

Published in: on February 15, 2008 at 10:21 am  Comments (1)  

More items added to the website.

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I’ve added a bunch more items to the website.  The following are some of my favorites.

1. Tribal Spirals Mask

2. Runes in Faux Malachite and Ivory

3. Gold Raku Dragon – 2nd one on the page.

4. Buttons – all of them.

I have more to add but I need to take more pics and I’m undecided as to how to group them and prices.

Published in: on February 13, 2008 at 9:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Website done!

Ok not done done but done enough.  It’s never done.

All pages are uploaded and working and with content and the one without content has a note saying coming soon (it’s the special beads page and I have to decide what to put there…or make it, whichever).

A lot of it is links to Etsy as that’s where it resides.  But I have spacer/mini beads and buttons and some bracelets that are ONLY available on the website.

I have a box of stuff to photo that I got back from the gallery when it closed.  Need to photo and add all of that, plus the stuff I had ready to go to the gallery when I found out it was closing.  Charging the camera batteries as I type.

Where do you go to see this wonderful creation? 

http://www.sparkliesandmore.com

Go, look, and then come back here and tell me what you think (or mistakes, if you find any).

Published in: on February 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm  Leave a Comment