Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where Did My Week Go?

Down the hole is where my week went. I decided to bead a very quick piece early on. The base itself went just like THAT. Snap, and it was done! Okay, there was some minor distraction that caused what should have been beaded in one day to be beaded in two. Still, for me this was a "quickie". So there it was, all sparkly and coppery and slinky and, for all intents and purposes, finished. Then WHAM! The beads took over. Now it is out of my control. Some warm coppery brown shells jumped up on it and decided to move in. Then the shells called the rose and amber puffy rondells over and now it's just a big party that I seem to be catering (as in I'm not an invited guest, just the hired help). On the up side, this particular party is just about over and then I can go back to my crystals and pearls until I decided to bead another "quickie".

As a result of all the beads partying, I have shirked my responsibilities to the web site. I'll try to get a couple of things added on Monday. Ariel goes back to school and T-man goes back to his regular work routine and I'll be home alone so that gives me opportunity to get a lot done (in a perfect world). We'll see how that goes. You know what is said about intentions . . . .

I have a question for you. This question applies to both creative types and corporate slaves. When you are working/creating/executing, what is your biggest distraction? When I worked in the real world, my biggest distraction was meetings. Nowadays technology is my biggest distraction. What's yours?

8 comments:

Carol Dean said...

The computer! Etsy, Flickr, Facebook, blogging, email. Yes, the computer.

Back in the real world (if I can remember that far back, it's been a while), it was phone calls and the ubiquitous meetings.

Bead-Mused said...

Yes, absolutely -- Etsy, Facebook, etc. But if it weren't for those things, we would not be cyber friends! So thank goodness for those technological distractions.

And I don't really miss all those meetings, you know? LOL!

Theresa

Anonymous said...

So when do we get to see this coppery brown rose quickie? The colors are right up my alley, so to speak.
Cat

Mary Newton Designs said...

Grandchildren! Of course, that's one of my real "jobs". And even when they're not behaving it's still better than working for "the Man".

Bead-Mused said...

Cat, I'm hoping to have it finished tomorrow and on the blog and in the Etsy store on Monday, and yes it is deffinitely right up your alley color-wise!
T

Bead-Mused said...

Well, Mary, I hear that grandchildren are a pretty sweet distraction but I can definitely see how they could be a BIG distraction!
T

Clara said...

'kay...
when I started working from home, it was my mom. The phone would ring and the first question was 'what are you doing?'. The answer..."working on the jewelry", her answer 'good, then you're not busy'. oiy! Then it was corporate America, and I jumped into the deep end, Am-X...what was I thinking. Now it's family "stuff", flickr, "social networking". I keep promising myself that I'll learn to juggle it all someday and spend hours and hours working with stones and metal. hmmmm.

Bead-Mused said...

Mmpf, I am so familiar with the "you're not busy" thing! LOL -- earphones are the answer! Evidently, we all have BIG distractions! Chica, when you learn how to juggle it all will you sell me a bottle? I will pay just about anything for some of that!
Theresa