Thursday, June 21, 2007

Doing Things I Love

So it's been months since I last wrote anything on this blog. There are a few reasons for that. First off, I think I sorta ran out of things to say which I thought were worth saying. Not like there's much of an audience, not like I am writing to the masses or anything. But generally speaking, it's a public blog. And I thought I really ought to write something that someone would want to even bother reading.
Secondly, I started spending the bulk of my free time with other artistic endeavors - ones I feel I'm reasonably good at! Like painting (watercolors) and selling them via eBay. And making a quilt. And other sewing projects - though I'm not terribly good at sewing, I'm working on it. I've picked up a little crocheting of wool, trying to learn how to felt wool and make a few little handbags with felted wool flowers on them. There are tons of options, things I could do with my free time. I just don't have that much of it. And I used to spend it CLEANING, which I've stopped doing with such avid perfectionism. I do have a 2x monthly housekeeper, and I've taken to just vacuuming the floors periodically, and wiping down the bathroom every few days, and keeping the kitchen clean. And that's about it. The housekeeper can do the rest of that stuff! I'd rather spend my free time, when I'm not doing something with Hootie, being creative, and I'm really enjoying the financial rewards of selling my things, in order to do some much desired/wanted things with my money. A new dining room table, a new leather couch, a quilt for my bed, a clothing shopping spree... WHEE! It's been awesome.
I think that it's good when you have the ability to do so, to spend some money on things you don't like doing. Like cleaning house. I don't mind cleaning house, I just don't like it as much as I like painting. I have only so much time, which is more the luxury for me, that I'd rather spend it doing things that relax and decompress me.
So that's what I've been doing!


nejyerf said...

i envy your housekeeper.

someday, when i'm rich and famous, i'll have a housekeeper. maybe even a live-in one like alice from the brady bunch or hazel.

i like to spend my money on beautiful things too. which is why i bid on and WON one of your paintings. the one with the buttons. i like the bright colors. it was the orange hill that sold me.

i have it hanging on my cubicle wall at work.

sometimes i like to dream that it's a magic picture.

like the sidewalk art that bert the chimney sweep (from mary poppins) draws. oh that we could take a leap and be in another place that easily!

Trasi said...

I'm so glad that you liked the picture. And thanks for commenting!