Monday, May 05, 2008

A day for sorting and experimenting


I have been overdoing it these past two weeks and today is finally my day off. I am spending my time doing the kind of things that make my life feel a little bit more orderly so I can prepare for another demanding work week. I am sorting my tea collection and putting dry ingredients in my favorite kind of hinge-top vintage glass jars. I delight in this type of sorting and prettifying but it only gets done when I am procrastinating over much larger messes. Justin is often bewildered by my decision to sort our bookshelves by color while I neglect the mounting heap of dirty dishes and clothes.

Today is also my first opportunity in a long while to make stuff. I'm going to try and make something that is unrelated to my Argyle Whale business since I'm trying to maintain the integrity of my day off. I find it really challenging to find the time to make things lately and it is even more challenging to convince myself that spending time making things unrelated to Argyle Whale is a worthwhile venture at all. But, I need to force myself to mess around and experiment so my brain doesn't get stale. It is always refreshing to make something and not have the nagging thoughts of "Is this marketable?" and "how much could I sell it for?". I think those are worthwhile questions but there is always a risk that they are , as my mother would say, "cramping my style".

3 comments:

Stacy said...

Congratulations on your day off! I could really use one, especially with the weather getting nicer. Enjoy your day, and do what makes you happy :)

Cicada Studio said...

Ah! To just sit and sort. I'd love that. I don't have enough time for things like that, but when I do, there's such a sense of accomplishment, even if the whole rest of the house is a disaster.

jessicajane said...

"Justin is often bewildered by my decision to sort our bookshelves by color while I neglect the mounting heap of dirty dishes and clothes." Haha, that made me laugh. Sounds like me!! Well, minus the bookshelf thing, haha.