October 22, 2013

The Trouble With Dust Bunnies

I love having my studio in our home!... There is nothing like blogging in my PJ's with a fresh, hot cup of coffee in my favorite mug. I love curling up in a comfy corner of the couch to sketch while listening to our lab, Winnie, snoozing happily on her bed. I love brainstorming new ideas & jotting them down while fixing dinner. I love having Aha! moments when I just drop everything & follow my latest creative intuition, playing with markers & colored pencils.

But there are some things I find hard about working & creating at home... and most often my biggest hurdle to overcome is ME!

Yes, I'm one of those bed-making, do-the-dishes, work-comes-before-play kinda people. I'm the kind of person who sees the spider webs, the dog hair, and all those dust bunnies. And it's hard (really hard!) for me to ignore them & go on with my next "great" creative idea. No... first I think I must banish the dust bunnies & all of their friends from my home, and then (only then!) do I feel OK about indulging myself in a little creative playtime.

As you can probably imagine, the playful side of me can get pretty exasperated with the dutiful side of me! 

So today (once again!) I want to remind myself that life is a balancing act... and there will always be dust bunnies! Sometimes the best thing for me to do is to ignore all the dust bunnies life holds & simply let the little girl in me come out to play.


Cynthia Margaron said...

I think that we all need to learn the balancing act when it comes to work and play in life. But I can't help but let the little girl in me out daily....I have no control of her. She just grabs hold of something on on her merry way she goes. But I honestly like that about myself. If you as most people about me they would say I am playful, silly and likeable. I enjoy that about myself. So I didn't get the floor swept....that's okay....there is always tonight, or tomorrow. So I just let happen what happens. It is who I am.

Chris said...

Hi Patti, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Patti Moore said...

Cynthia... Your joyful approach to life is so refreshing & wonderful! I like that about you too! :) You spread cheer wherever you go!... Don't ever change, you're a breath of fresh air!

Hugs to YOU!! :)

Patti Moore said...

Hi Chris! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by & for leaving such a sweet comment for me! It's such a joy to "meet" other creative women in the blogging world.

Wishing you the BEST in all your creative pursuits!

~ Patti