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A side order of Happy Charity

Last week I posted that one of my 2015 commitments was to give back by donating some of my work monthly.  My first recipient is Delta Sigma Theta, a local Sorority.  The plan is to donate two fairly large items.  This is the first of the two.  The set is valued at a retail cost of $117.00…  I’m hoping that it will sell at auction for at least $150.00.

Each piece is carefully hand painted with vibrantly colored, permanent and non-toxic paint— which makes the glass completely food-safe for use.  After painting the glasses are heat set for strength and durability. With normal wear and handling the artwork will stay vibrant for years to come.

I’m currently working on the second donation.

 pitcher 2glasses set

4 glasses

Spent a little time today working on new images for Etsy with my new flashbox and tripod…not sure I’m satisfied yet, but the plan is to get better…LOL   Don’t have a feel yet for staging with a white background….I’m so used to having a black , dramatic look to my glassware work….

Think these need to be a bit brighter, … they’re a little dull for my taste.

cup1

cupandplacesetting


Staying On Task

I came into the new year with certain expectations for me….Less talk, more do.  But what does that really mean? In 4 simple words, no more, no less… you ready?  Less talk and more do… LOL

I have a terrible habit of spending hours planning and organizing. I create beautiful time lines , well defined goals with extremely detailed sub-goals.  Anyone could pick up my notes and do what I do on a daily basis.  That’s a good trait, right?? NOT!!!  By the time I finish and looking at everything that needs to be done I am totally overwhelmed, and tired!!  So nothing gets done!!!  I mean nothing!!

The only thing that gets me through, are the deadlines that are still looming.  So once I can get my head wrapped around my well defined goals and extremely detailed sub-goals, I’m doing the “panic” dance. Fortunately, my “Muse” tends to show up, gives me the energy and direction I need, and I’m able to complete multiple assignments meeting all my deadlines.  But it’s exhausting…!   Add to that all the personal things that have to be done to maintain a sane and loving household and I become “femalezilla”.

The crux of everything is keeping myself on track, managing my expectations, and realizing some things are in my control and others not…  In essence, I’ve got to work on me,  in order to make things line up perfectly.  Change of  A-t-T-i-T-u-D-e   that’s what it’s going to take.

Soooooooo…  This year I’ve tweaked how I plan to do things.

When I get overwhelmed with the planning and organizing household and business matters, I’m going to exercise!

Woman in yoga asana cartoon illustration

When I’m totally stressed out, I’m going to practice control…

Little Stressed Right Now

When deadlines are looming, I’ll sit with my best friend and get help……

and if all else fails, there’s always how I used to get everything done….

Multitasking Stress

What do you do to stay “on task”???


Complain?!? Worry? Get Angry?? Not Me!

The Object of Art is discovering something about yourself… Happy 2015!  I predict this will be our best year yet. Of course it depends on how we approach it… do we complain or do we find a way to make things, better?—-do we get angry at the people who push us to no end,… or do we decide to find a way to deal with, or maybe deal without them??  Do we worry about things that are out of our control??? or do we move on and find things to focus on that are in our control???

Maya Angelou _ Pinterest

 Personally, the last few days Ive been struggling with the complaint one! OK and the Angry one too..Let’s be real..I also felt helpless and worried  ’cause my situation was totally out of  my control. But I’m a big girl —-and I bounced back quickly…  and if you believe that … LOL not to spoil Actually a good friend pointed out that my “hiccup” was a good thing! It was a fresh start for the New Year!  She was right…so now I’m not complaining, not angry, and not worrying about something totally out of my control… and I’m so far over it that, I’m not going to complain that my previous blog site was hijacked by someone using both my url and my blog site name, and they don’t even do beads or jewelry  (my previous blog name had beads in it)… Most of their posts are about traveling.  Why name your blog something that has no relevance to what you are writing or journaling about???? Go Figure! And I’m certainly not angry that I had to move to another site,  rebuild my blog, spending countless hours understanding new blog lingo, understanding the blog personality, or building a new following. and I’m definitely not going to worry about losing my followers and getting them back .  Gotcha’  that one is in my control! 🙂 I’m really not any of those things now… I was just funnin’ ya… I really am excited about this fresh start.  I like the look of my new blog, looking forward to building new followers and just having fun!

keep looking up

So, welcome to my new blog “The Object of Art”.  Stay tuned there’s more to come. Kathleen


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