Kinda Sorta-Resolutions.....

Ecojot-love them but when it says sketchbook-blank pages, please

Love those "sketchbooks" above? Yea, me too. But the most disappointing thing....they came LINED. LINED-argh. I don't write on lines, I don't draw on lines. Resolution #1-no more buying sketchbooks that are sealed in plastic-so you can't see the neat little green lines scurrying across each page-like the PLAGUE. So these beauts are sitting in a box in my's kind of like getting a gorgeous gift of  handwoven sweaters only 5 sizes too small.....oh, the ache.

I'm not a resolution at the New Year kind of gal. I like to make them all year long and then kinda sorta follow through. Let's see some of the things I wanted to do this past year:
1. Get a website up-almost done.
2. Stretch and do more yoga.
3. Make more art-yep.
4.Actually finish the "more art"-uh, not so great.
5. Dang it, just make something, anything everyday, okay, that's do-able.
6. Play with my kids more.
7. Stop worrying so much- (I just wish I knew how to do this).
8. Eat better.
9. Put up some curtains.

I did tackle some big home things last year and feel really good about it. But I just can't figure out how to put in drywall screws to save the life of me. You see, I still have extension rods on most of my windows due to the fact that I got tired of the kids pulling the rods out of the wall after using the curtains as HUGE Superman capes. Of course, I have no idea how to use drywall putty to close up those holes.You can see evidence of ineptitude in my kitchen where I tried to disguise an accident after the Tucker Train (our lab-horse) came barreling through skidding across the floor and plowed into the drywall. Ouch! He didn't seem affected though.

So, it's the New Year and I've got one kid taking a "personal" day from school (a.k.a-drive little brother up the wall day with darting looks from me which silently say I will send you back to school quicker than a YouTube Ted Williams video sensation. (He does have a golden voice).

Anyway, if anyone knows how to stop my cyclical worrying other than dosing myself with Zoloft, let me know. I've got some curtains to put up.


Caatje said…
The books look lovely indeed. If you don't like the lines you can always gesso over them. Or see the lines as a challenge or just a background pattern. If that's too much trouble you might consider giving them away to someone you know who doesn't mind the lines or do a blog giveaway or something. It seems such a pity to keep such beauties unused in a box. I guess you can tell I can't stand to let a good blank book go unused ;-)

I recently bought a set of three moleskine cahiers and upon coming home found out I bought the ones with squared paper by mistake. After a big curse and a lot of repeated thinking of "how stupid can you be?" (yes, I am nice to myself), I decided to use them anyway and see what i could come up with. It may turn out to be one of those fortunate mistakes.

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