Friday, March 14, 2008

A mind like a seive


I am so frustrated with myself right now. Sometimes I think there is an important chunk missing from my brain.

Today, I was excitedly finishing a project that has taken me months to create. I spent a few hours carefully measuring and trimming a backing and border for a wool rug that has an appliqué scene on it. The plan was to put the back on last to cover up all my stitching for a clean look. I was going to set the back up then finish some final stitching and THEN sew the back on. Well, somehow I forgot the vital middle step and will have to remove the back and spend another four hours putting a new one on. I have no idea why I did this and Justin nearly lost his life when he chuckled a little.

Sometimes I really think I'm losing my mind. For example, yesterday when I woke up; I thought about how nice it was that I didn't have to work early so I could enjoy some tea and hot oatmeal. I was so in the mood for oatmeal and I remember feeling like it would be the most satisfying thing. Five minutes later, after I'd pet the bunnies and checked my email, I was surprised to find myself eating cold Chex cereal.

I have always been a little bit spacey and I find small comfort thinking that this may be just part of being a cliche artistic type. When I mess up a little something on the register at work; I've joked that my mind is too busy creating spectacular fantasies to be troubled by holding onto banalities like taxes. But really, I have no clue how I could be this forgetful. I'm going to blame my hormones. It is ALWAYS their fault.

So, now I'm disappointed because I really wanted to share my woolen, rabbit-infested, volcanic and beribboned scene tonight. Bah!

Well, since I can't share my own special creation; above is a t shirt design by Amy and Glenn for Spitting Image that I think is appropriate and attractive. The French beneath the whale reads, "large is the brain of the whale". Perhaps I should be Argyle Goldfish instead.

10 comments:

Urban Design said...

LOL, I often feel this way! People keep saying it's the three kids, but I'm worried about what my excuse will be once they are gone!

Hobocamp Crafts said...

chex is really good cereal tho.

Amanda said...

After 40 I seemed to do things like that over and over...but you do wonderful work...you must have just been thinking about something else...but I totally understand your frustration. Lovely blog by the way.
Amanda

Little Lovables said...

Oh my... I almost always backtrack on my work too!

Cicada Studio said...

I cause more work for myself on a daily basis. It's been going on so long now that I can hardly get upset about it anymore.

kathryn said...

aw, don't worry about feeling spacey. the people who designed that whale t-shirt were also a bit spacey it appears... the first word should be "grand", not "grande", to describe brain which is masculin.

Jess said...

oh darlin, i am right there with you.
i don't know where my head it sometimes.
maybe it is an artist thing...

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Thanks guys! all of you made me feel so much better. I'm practically ready to tackle the project again.

amy said...

See? Nobody's perfect. We messed up in print! You shouldn't feel so bad.
In our defense to Kathryn, This is a quote directly from the description of our Brainy Whale in our shop. "and yes, we know it's not exactly grammatical, and that's part of its charm."
Thanks for using our Brainy Whale!

Helen said...

I love oatmeal but Chex is less fattening anyway ...;0))