Saturday, May 16, 2009

Having a Crafty ADD Day

I read an article on Handmade News the other day that total fits my mood today! Ok, so to be honest, probably my mood for this entire weekend... Anyway, the article was called, "Top Ten Signs You Might Have Craft ADD." Out of 10 different things listed...I could say yes to 8 of them! And according to the author more than 2 shows you may have crafty ADD. So, while I don't know that I have ADD in "normal" life, I think it's safe to say I have crafty ADD! 

Oh wait - I have a life apart from art and crafts? Hmmm... Must fix that...

Just kidding! 

I already knew I have crafty ADD, but I thought the article was a lot of fun! Especially this weekend. A whole set of factors is coming together to make me feel more ADD than ever! For one, since my asthma has been really bad recently I'm on a really high dose of a steroid called Prednisone. One of it's many known side-effects is that it tends to make people hyper and manic. Um yeah, can you say brain racing in a million directions? I could hardly fall asleep last night because I kept bouncing back and forth between crafty ideas, writing ideas, and who knows what else!

On top of that I finally got to go buy some new beady supplies! Thanks to my first consignment check :D Some it was just boring "use all the time and running low" supplies, but I also got a bunch of seed beads so I can FINALLY work on projects that have been bouncing around in my head for a month! I also picked up some more cross stitch fabric while at the craft store...

So now I'm torn. I have at least 3 different beady projects that I want to do RIGHT NOW. I have a book mark I really want to get done in the next week or two because I think it will be good for the college fair I'm doing. Oh yes, and I want to work on the scarf I'm knitting because talking over my Mom's crochet projects have me itching to learn to crochet, but I told myself I had to finish my knitting project first.

To top all of that off I have a ton of items that need to be listed in my shops, and if I can I need to get some pics taken today because I have items of Mom's to get listed but no pictures. It's Saturday - good day for a listing binge.

Oh yes, and I've been wanting to devote more time to writing, and it keeps not happening! So my fingers are itching to work on that too...

So here's my plan...

1. Play some awesome music from BHR to keep the crafty juices flowing! 

2. Work on listing off and on through out the day. That way the exposure gets spread out and I don't get pulled away from my crafty stuff for too long at any one point :P

3. Spend an hour writing before I dive into my other creative projects! 

4. Alternate projects! An hour here, switch, an hour there, switch.

We'll see what I actually get done :) I might blog about it before the day is out :P 

6 comments:

Leather Made Nice said...

Well you seem pretty organized...LOL I have 6 projects that need immediate attention.. where to start? _\00/

BeadedTail said...

Now my head is spinning! I made some earrings this morning but now am going to take a crafty break and get outside to enjoy the weather and work on the yard. Can't wait to see your new listings though!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I don't feel so bad...I only had 5 of those :)
WooHoo for the consignment check and bead shopping!!!
Happy listing, crafting, writing and happy weekend :)

Andrea said...

I so have crafty ADD! #6 made me laugh since I have 2 big totes full of fabric scraps of every size and shape for just in case.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Crafty ADD, LOL!! Great Post! Good Luck with the plan, be sure to let us know how it works out! :)

Gym Mama said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my article! You're the best! =)