Friday, February 3, 2012

So Many Words and Such Idle Hands.

Words are good. I like words…most of them, anyway. Sometimes the words pile up in my head. Then, they might spill out in a mad rush to release the pressure on my brain.

Beware: the floodgates may open at any moment….or not. I’m just going with the flow.

So, this February photo a day challenge I started two days ago…well, I feel like a failure already. I missed the SECOND day! Really.

But, I am getting caught up today. The DAY 2 theme was WORDS. I thought about all of my books, dusty on the shelves. I realized that I spend so much time online that I forgot about many of the books I tucked away to read someday or the many I would love to revisit. It’s quite an assortment….mostly non-fiction. I know it seems strange, but I really prefer non-fiction. I do, however, ADORE children’s books…especially the pop-up kind! I really need to make time to explore my bookshelves again!

This is just a teensy, random assortment of my favorites.



Now, with all of these words in my head and dreams on the back-burner I seem to have become rather overwhelmed. Do any of you ever feel simply paralyzed by the many things you want to do, to the point where NONE of them get done effectively?

This brings me to the next photo of the day…DAY THREE ~ hands.

As I sat and pondered my hand…pondering the paintbrush I held to identify myself…I realized I have not created art in far too long. But, I have so many excuses. Then my mind wanders to thoughts of all that I should be doing. I begin to wonder if I should set aside my dreams of selling art for a while. It seems to be going nowhere at the moment..mostly because of my questioning my ability, my goals, all of that. I feel as though I have tied my own hands. Then again, maybe it’s just one of those days.


Now, these hands had better get off of the keyboard and into some dish soap! Go with the flow!


  1. I think you'd be surprised at how many people (especially women) feel exactly as you do. We need to stick together and inspire each other!

    Gerushia's New World

  2. Thanks, Kim! That's true and I'm so lucky to know some very supportive, inspirational women, including you!

  3. I know exactly what you mean. I feel paralyzed and overwhelmed more often than not. So many ideas, so many things to do, yet so little actually gets done.