It’s Time To Color Outside The Lines

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on January 26, 2012

in All About Me,I Like To Do Drawings,Observations

I believe that positivity begets positivity and all that shit.

When things start to go wrong around me, I blame my lack of attention to positive thinking.

Which, I guess me blaming me for a negative attitude is kind of the opposite of the point.

While I was sleeping last night, I must have been extra hard on myself because after waking up 15 minutes late, forgetting to hit the “on” switch for my coffee, DirecTV being shut off for non-payment, and then finally my credit card number being stolen that ended in my whole account being drained, I now need the entire mother fucking chorus of The Sound of Music to bring me up to a pleasing disposition.

That whole Golden Rule thing works on yourself, too, yo.

And this is when I thank the Baby Jeebus, Oprah, and Zoloft for working their magic on my happy and keeping me from quitting today. If I’d quit on today, I wouldn’t have signed a new work client, seen the blue sky, been kissed by my wiener, and found these books that I ordered.

Also, thank Baby Jeebus and Oprah for Amazon Affiliate money ’cause mama ain’t got no money in the bank now thanks to some jackhole buying a train ticket in England with my debit card.

I’m a super non-artsy person. The only creative part of me involves thinking of excuses for not cleaning and coming up with topical Tweets during a live broadcast.

I’ve seen these books before and admired the person who can keep up with them, and today I made the commitment to actually use them for me. Rarely do I buy things for myself, unless it’s a bowl of nachos or a “Yay Cleavage” shirt, so I figured after the day I’ve had, I deserve Keri Smith’s Wreck This Box books for me.

To some, it may seem like a small feat to set a goal and keep up with it. But for me, the girl who has no idea what lives at the bottom of the laundry pile, sticking with a personal goal will be triumphant.

I’m setting the goal to open my Lady Flower creative mind.

It’s time to color outside the lines and teach myself that creativity is not about perfection. Not everyone is an artist, especially not me.

If I stick with it, I want you all to pat me on the back and tell me how pretty I’ve become since completing a goal.

If I don’t stick with it, just like me cleaning the shower, this never happened.

And if you’re super lucky, I’ll scan some of what I do in the books and show off my hard-earned Lady Flower creative mind openings.

artwork via Wicket Paper on etsy

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1 Val Payne January 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I disagree, everybody has an artist inside. It’s just not everybody creates the same kind of art. Your words are art. Believe it and give yourself some extra credit points for not quitting today.

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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

My words are not art; my words are brain dumpage.

Someday, I may be a word artist, but for now, my artistry is limited to grilled cheese sandwiches.

So really, I’m a sandwich artist.
An Awesome post on Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s blog … One Of The Best Worst SPAM Comments Ever

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3 Robyn January 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

I’m pretty sure all forms of art are “brain dumpage.” It’s just taking what’s inside your mind and putting it out for everyone else to see…and judge…which is maybe why it’s a little scary for you. Hope you can have fun with your new adventure!

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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I’m my own worst judge.

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5 Neeroc January 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

Whoa this entire post had me cussing just a little. From the fuckery (what the hell – do your banks not offer fraud protection? to the coolness of that book set.

And ya, you totally deserve that set (although the Amazon ‘buy it used’ links had me giggling just a bit)
An Awesome post on Neeroc´s blog … Everything is scary to a four year old.

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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

RIGHT?! I saw that, too, and was like, UHmmmmmm…

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