Monday, July 30, 2007

My July Ta Da list...


For those of you who stop by regularly, you already know why I do this, but I can't stress enough how it has helped me and why everyone should keep some kind of record of their important achievements -- even small ones! Maybe it's just that I suffer from extremely poor short- and long-term memory, but as the months go by, I frequently feel like all I've gotten done was the mundane... the laundry, groceries, yardwork and housework, over and over again, and I feel as if I'm spinning my wheels artistically. The crazy part is that it's not true, but my mind minimizes my creative accomplishments -- which are so important to me -- and maximizes the drudgery and chores. I don't know why that is, and this list is helping me to strike a balance and to remind myself of all the goals that I actually achieve -- even little ones, as long as they fill a creative purpose in my life.

We are what we think - so think good, happy, creative, powerful thoughts!!!

So without further ado...

I was published in first edition of Artful Blogging magazine (p 20 -23)
I was published in Somerset Home, Volume II (p42)
I helped coordinate and promote a huge rubber stamp sale at Art Connection which was very successful!!
I devoted time in my art room to beeswax collage techniques - I have a half-finished piece that I will post very soon!!
I spent a wonderful half day with my friend Marilyn to teach her Photoshop techniques for her new website & other creative ventures!!
I participated in Art Connection's monthly ATC swap - this month's theme was Bastille Day
I read two books: Mercy by Jodi Piccoult, and Rescue, by Elizabeth Richards
Inspired by a wire-wrapped ring that my sister purchased on Martha's Vineyard, I taught myself some wire-wrapping techniques and made some rings -- pictured- they are much prettier in person, if I do say so myself - particularly the ones made with mother of pearl buttons
I also have a few other art & writing projects in the works, but I'm keeping them under wraps until they're finished!!!

...and in order to do all of these things, I let the house get quite messy, and my lawn really needs mowing, and that's okay!! (alright, it's driving me a little crazy, but it will all wait for me!!)

8 comments:

Jesse said...

These rings are great sisser!!! I love them. :o) Nice job!!

DEW said...

Man oh man - that is one impressive tada list!! I want to be you when I grow up :) xoxo

Cindy Dean said...

Love the rings! You are alot like me! Dabbling in everything!

karin (creativechaos) said...

Kerri...I saw your article in the Artful Blogger.....it was one of my favorites! So inspiring.......great job! Karin

Marilyn Rock said...

Love the rings Kerri! I also saw your article in Somerset's Blog mag. It truly was my favorite piece! I look forward to more of you :) Kudos on all that you are doing for not only the art world, but your friends. Love, Marilyn

Annie said...

Oh! I hear you! All those things that demand attention (ie., lawn, bills, dusting, dishes, shopping, etc.) They constantly nag at me too, but somehow, I have learned to mute their voices and hide away in the studio indulging my creative muse! You're right,....."...it will all wait for me." I LOVE your work! When I checked out the work on the page promoting the "Artful Blogging Magazine" my eye was consistently drawn to your images, so I thought I'd google you, and here you are! Keep inspiring others as you indulge your creative spirit! Creatively yours, Annie

Liz Ness said...

AWESOME! And, great reminder to think about the things accomplished rather than the things undone...does change the perspective and mood much!

=) Thanks Kerri!

Bejeweled said...

I love your ta da lists :) Your rings are beautiful!