Friday, February 22, 2008

This. . .

. . . . is why you always replace the top of your paint. Especially when you're in a hurry. And especially when your floors need vacuuming. [Warning: Professional klutz. Do not try this at home. Individual results may vary.]

Have you ever been up to your eyeballs in glitter and paint and glue and paper and deadlines? I feel like one of those crazy cartoons with blurry arms flying about in a giant cloud of craft materials frantically flitting from one pile of stuff to another. And sometimes it even feels like I'm working in a pile of quicksand: it seems the more I work, the deeper I find myself sinking with a mouthful of sand, or in this case, glitter and paint. And I've even been seen (in public, no less) walking around with paint on my face and glitter in my hair, or was it glitter on my face and paint in my hair. Probably both. Inevitably interruptions happen. . . Mom, I don't have any clean underwear. . . What's for supper?. . . Oh, I forgot to tell you we're supposed to go to So-and-So's anniversary party today. . .I saw Friendly licking that spoon you're using to stir the soup. . . I'm supposed to bring cupcakes to school tomorrow. . .I surprised you and came home for lunch. . . Honey, do you smell smoke. . .

. . .Yada, yada, yada I'll have some new things to post soon. And hopefully the paint will be on the papier mache and not on the floor.

20 comments:

Holiday Queen said...

Too funny Cathy! I don't weather to laugh or cry for you. Hope your deadlines will lighten up soon.

Designs by CK said...

Cathy ~ I hate it when this happens! LOL '-)

Best,
Spooky Chris :)

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Wonderful post....completely relateable...right down to Friendly. It will get better!

......Thimblefolk.......Barb McNamara said...

You're in good company, Cathy...as always, thanks for the chuckle. I can't wait to see your new pieces.

Barb

Suzanne said...

Oh no! Your week sounds like mine...including the paint spill on the wood floor!

SweetAnnee said...

ROFL

Doreen said...

Oh,,,,,you sound like me lately..deadlines, orders.....(Supplies all over the entire house.......kids, pets....husband...dinner....laundry)....oh, the list goes on and on........I feel like I'm running at full speed but not getting anywhere.

THanks so much for visiting my blog today...have a wonderful day and best of luck with the deadlines...I know your finished projects will be wonderful!

Blessings,
doreen

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Love the laughs . . . and that color blue!

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

LOL!! I feel for ya!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Oh boy, so glad it was paint. Ink on carpet's no fun either ;) Lori

Steph said...

I feel your pain! Looks like Caribbean Blue...or maybe Paradise (wouldn't that be a joke?)...Recently discovered your blog and I really enjoy visiting. Thanks for such a fun read....
Take Care-
Steph

Sylvia Anderson said...

Oh my....I did that once with entire bottle of bright orange all over my light colored carpet! I was steam cleaning it for over a week trying to get that huge stain out. Lucky you that it was on your wood floor...and I love that blue color!! :)

Back Through Time said...

So great you can laugh and make us laugh!!
Michelle

Mary Isabella said...

Laughter is good for the soul and makes life so much happier...Mary

Lori said...

sometimes all you can do is laugh or go crazy!!! glad you chose laughing:)

Dapoppins said...

welll at least it wasn't carpet....

jeanetta said...

i just used that exact paint today. carribean, right?

cindy said...

Great color...too bad on your shoe! : ) Ah painting mishaps, gotta love em. I have many a spot on the carpet under the table. "eek". Thanks for a fun post !

c

Victorian Lady said...

LOL I can relate! Creative people are just messy...but that's okay! What you create more than makes up for it! :) I hope you meet all your deadlines, and that all your deadlines meet you. If they don't, have a cup a tea and try again tomorrow!
:)
Mere

P.S. I finished what I wanted done on Friday just yesterday! But hey, it's done now!

meg said...

Okay- howling with laughter here (not over the spilled paint) sounds like random conversational trails around here :-P