Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Artist Insanity

Today I seem to be a ball of emotions. Maybe I need a good cry.
It was a stressful morning trying to pick photos for a show whose deadline for entry is in 2 days. It didn't help that someone rattled my cage at noon. 
They are narrowed down to eight but what seems the harder part is titles and what's worse is that I know this judge is a stickler for titles. Aaaaaagh! I just want to go eat something. Chocolate preferably. I can't seem to get out of this funk and what is really sad.... I watched Creative Live yesterday about becoming a working artist and I had my goals mapped out and I was quite excited. Today I want to throw in the towel. It just shouldn't be this hard. And yes I did take my hormones last night.
So I took a break and went to the bank before the mortgage payment bounced and what do think I did? Hint.... Starbucks is on the opposite corner. I could hear my name being called. It was so sweetly spoken, I felt immediate peace. (That's just not right is it?) I felt instantly different just walking in the door. Then the barista told me I smelled good. Now I really needed that. I had just put on an essential oil blend called Live With Passion. It does smell awesome. I should wear it all the time. It may result in me quitting my day job though.
Thanks for the detour Lord. I really needed this.


  1. breathe deep - that will help too! the title thing cracks me up - some people treat it so seriously - really? I have a show that's being hung next Friday - the titles are pretty straight forward - as in "Red Poppy" (which has a red poppy in the center) or another series that is #1, #2, #3...anyway - I have every confidence that you will pick the right photos, the titles will come to you, you will eat more chocolate and you will get into the show...

  2. I agree with Amy about titles...I also just hung to photo's in a juried pool, One is called Black Bear because that's what he is and the other is Snowy Owl...can you guess what that one is...anyways I know to some it is so important but to me ...the content could speak of so many things depending on who is viewing it...I do understand your pain though because a good title is well, Really Good.
    I think we all have days like yours Roxie...I usually go for ice cream or tea and scones...both equally bad...but I've also learned over the years, to be gentle and let it go for awhile...I bet when you got back home you felt better...tomorrow is another day...your work is wonderful....hope about you just go with that.

  3. Oh my, I can relate to much of what you said not in the picking of images but this week has been a roller coaster with emotions and someone rattled my cage also. So funny how we can let people and things really get to us without much effort. I so hate confrontation and avoid it like the plague. I think I would go to Starbucks also as it is a good feeling place, I should have done that. Love the image and hopefully we will have a more peaceful week. Hugs to us both.

  4. As the song goes - 'pick yourself up and start all over again! You are such a creative person, I'm in awe of all the work you output! You'll be back on track in no time, coffee in hand!

  5. Overwhelmed is sure no fun but it sounds like you've got a handle on it.Congrats on the show! I hope you do well!

  6. I have no doubt you will shine at the show. I do understand how stressful it can be, and when someone rattles your cage ... well ... that surely doesn't help. Good luck!

  7. Life really can trip us up can't it ? Hope you have ironed out the creases...


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