How many times does it take before realization sinks in to find that it’s me. I am the reason that even though my website has been up for some time now and I’m not talking about it. I’m trying to do so much at one time now that it’s up, I’m getting nothing done.
I’ve also realized I have undefined myself somewhat as I strive to reach goals. I have gotten away from the main focus of my blog, or has it evolved into what it should become.
Bottom line is in the opening paragraph. It’s me. I feel as if I’m all over the place, again getting nothing done as I want to move on, as I need to move on. If I’m not careful I’ll find myself trying to right a ship that’s leaning heavily to one side. This would cause me to use resources in adverse ways instead of sailing this ship through the waters, avoiding the rocks or other obstacles in the way.
Speaking of moving on, did I mention anything about moving. That takes place in about three weeks. I believe this will help in getting back to where I would like to be.
Well I started this post last night and fell asleep on it and finishing this morning before work. So I better get out of here.
Doors of time eternally wait to give of its bowels drenched in adventure
Open to ideas from before and of those foreseen in thought
Doors of surprise and some not so but expected in gratitude
Advancement in knowledge critiqued by desired acheivement
For want of excellent perfection doors do waiver not, but waits
Longing to expel that which was asked of it from now and before
To render its belongings to those that have gumption inwardly
Burnt to crispness defined by desires soulful need for success
Doors of plentiful pleasure as seen by those beholden to its giving
Doth appreciate such opportunity to expound upon possibilities
So many doors in waiting for naught of ignorance’s sting
To bore that which it was destined to bare for the beholden
I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without posting. But I have been busy and working more hours at work. The heat of the day and work has taken its toll. I do have an update on my progress and I do have to say that it is taking longer than I had anticipated but much of that is due to my perfectionist attitude. I know I’m spending too much time trying to get things right so I am pushing myself to get this done so that I can work on more artwork for more products.
I did do some editing of current artwork and spent a lot of time on that. I have some items on hand already but I am holding off on showing them until the site is ready but I would like to show some photos of my grandchildren modeling t-shirts because the pics I had to take before getting one that I could use was too good not to show.
So here is what I went through to get a good shot.
I had fun taking these and there is more to come.
I had mentioned recently that I am in the process of making changes and moving forward in a direction that I feel will work for me. I find it necessary to limit my blog posts to allow more time for what I need to concentrate on. During this time, I’m asking that you please don’t leave and think that I have abandoned my blog. I do appreciate the likes and comments that shows your interest in what I have to say or design.
The steps ahead will have twists and turns, pulling me here and there.
2010 – 2013
There may be moments when the unknown will strike an element of fear.
2010 – 2013
But it will all lead me to where I would like to be.
Then I can breathe a sigh of relief.
I’m sure I will have a post here and there and some updates on my progress without giving away too much info. I will also keep an eye on what all of you are up to. With that said…I gotta go…lots of work ahead.
I’ve noticed that some of my old post have been read lately and that has given me a curious look myself. I’ve opened a couple of them to see what I’ve written and noticed that I’ve done some experimenting along the way since I started this blog.
I recently deleted my second most read post because I wasn’t really thinking when I wrote it and I thought it may have been offensive to women. Thinking back, I was angry not at women, but with TheWife and just happen to blurt out loud my frustration and the post really had nothing to do with why I was upset with her.
In general I am happy to say that my blog hasn’t really changed although I have done some experimenting.
This post…World Class gets a lot of reads and reflects the core of my blog. I believe that life in general is our place of learning. Not taking away from text books, but they can’t give what life itself does. If we can’t learn from life, all the books in the world are useless….that’s just me.
Life Has…is another post that has been read most recently by a few people. After reading this again brought to mind a post I had written about Steps.
Reading these reminded me of the style of poetry I like to write most although I have written a little on the dark side.
A stroll down memory lane has brought back the experiences I have in writing this blog and what I’ve learned along the way. It’s not a very popular blog but I do appreciate my followers and those who happen to drop in unexpected. I keep moving along and I’ll see what this journey has in store.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about many different things. Some of it making me very angry, some making me think even more, some giving me feelings of despair, and some giving me answers.
Early in my life, I had been taught to take responsibility for what I do and I have done that for the most part. I am far from being anywhere near perfect and I acknowledge that. I have made many mistakes that I take the blame for. I hurt when I hurt others.
When others make mistakes that affect me, I try to remember that they too are human and mistakes happen. But when the same types of mistakes happen on a consistent basis I have a problem with that. I know we are suppose to forgive, but the Lord knows I have trouble with consistent mistakes. When and where is the line drawn? I know too we are to forgive at all times.
In this skin that is humanity, it is very difficult…all too easy to hate those that do these things to us. But in the end, it is I who will suffer because of not forgiving. I will be the one whose bones will ache and drawn into a state of depression and despair. It is my mind that will be filled with bitterness that is best used for the betterment of my life and for those around me while they that choose to live a life of doing what they do continue to do what they do, whether knowingly or not.
The importance of forgiving is just that…very important. The effects of harboring unforgiving thoughts is far more damaging than one can imagine. It has no benefits that will be good for me.
I am really struggling at the moment and I know I need to turn this around. I need to stop looking at what has happened over the past few years and move on. I have a lot of positive things going on and I am thankful for that.
Humility is hard to swallow. Perfection was given only to the one true God and He said that we are to forgive because He knows that if we don’t…it is we who will suffer…and we are to leave the rest to Him.
I’m still at it as far as my clocks are concerned and my latest is a custom design for a co-worker, Ken who bought it for his uncle who is a Minnesota Vikings fan.
Ken wanted to know if I could do an official NFL design and I told him that was not possible because of copyrights and licensing. I told him I could come up with something I think he would like.
After the initial design was complete I sent it to him to see what he thought and what he would like to change. All he wanted changed was moving a few things around. He was totally happy with the design itself.
I wanted to get some feedback on the finished product so I took it to work and everyone that saw it was really pleased with it. Nothing definite but I may have two more orders coming because they liked what they saw.
I know everyone won’t like it but I am happy with the response I got so far.
The clock face on this one is 8.5 x 11 landscape.
|I always print a draft copy of the original so I can have something to work with
while the frame is being finished as you can see in the background