Sunday, October 26, 2008

Stop Touching It

Stop touching it! Doesn't Chloe look like she's saying that? Well, ok, maybe it's just me thinking that because I screwed up my blog and other things lately. Remember when you were a kid and you had a scab, or a zit, or something else that you could not leave alone and you kept touching it and messing with it and your mom would shout "stop touching it?" Well lately I feel like I need that shouted at me daily. STOP TOUCHING IT!!
For some reason, I keep messing around with stuff that I like perfectly fine to begin with, thinking I need to improve them, change them, change myself. Searching, asking, seeking, only to go and make huge mess and something that is far away from my true self.
My latest blunder was messing with my blog background. While trying to "play/learn", make a pretty background, instead of having the nice clean, neat, tidy, non cluttered background (which is me), I blasted my blog banner into oblivion! Damn! I was so mad! Thank goodness for my dear friend, Roxie. Roxie created by beautiful banner for me and I had to get her to bring it back. Thank you Roxie!!!!!!!!
I have done the complete run around and around thinking about my art and what I like and what I want to make and what I want to sell and what people will buy and yadda, yadda, yadda. When all along, if I would just "stop touching it," and realize who I am and what makes me happy, I would be well ahead of schedule for the holidays instead of in this ridiculous mad rush to get ready for a 12 day shop hop, a big 3 day holiday festival show, a wedding, two pet sitting jobs and Thanksgiving. Not to mention a full time job!
With that said, I have some new things to show you coming very soon. I've "stopped touching it," and have gotten down to business on my bliss. Here's a hint. A Quilted Cottage Christmas.
This week, IGF friends that understand HTML so I don't have to. Thanks again Roxie!


Anonymous said...

I can't stop... I must beep the nose!

Patricia said...

Oh, Shell, you have been having a time of it. Glad you have settled your brain. I think we all have to learn to do that! Stop moving away from what is in our hearts.


gail said...

Amen Sister!!! Girl I just changed my blog today, and the music, and trying to get stuff done for shop hop, etc etc. LOl I think your blog looks great.I cant wait to see whats new. I have just enjoy the process as well. Have a great week... Big Bunny Hugs, gail

Roxie said...

What a great lesson to learn. Most of us probably need to heed this advice to Stop Touching It. We'd all be more productive I think.

Susie said...

Hi Shell My Belle! Very good message today for Show and Tell. I am the opposite. I am "if it isn't broken, don't fix it". I cannot wait to see your new bliss!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

lisa said...


Your right Roxie is amazing! Love the new look of your blog though. "I'm glad you stopped touching it" Can't wait to see what your up to for the shop hop.


Cottage Flair said...

Stop touching it is a great thing for a lot of us. Sometimes, like you said, when you fuss with something too much you end up ruining it. Glad to hear you're "back on track". Have a great week. Sounds too busy!!

Carolee Crafts said...

Chloe is so sweet and looks as if she can be very helpful!

I think we all try to do too much at times and your blog looks fine.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

ohh Shell...I know how you feel LOL.


Dianne Hadaway said...

Oh Shell, thank you for this message! I haven't been "touching it" so much as I have been procrastinating and thinking and wondering if I should try this, do that, figure out something new, when all I really need to do is what I do best, make pocketbooks! So I'm diggin in this week and digging out from under my self emposed backlog! Thanks for the reminder. I need to KISS (keep it simple, stupid!!... meaning me as the stupid one of course!) XOXO

Susan said...

And that is why I do not collect rough drafts from my students...just do it...proofread...move on...the more you mess with something the muddier it gets...I paint watercolors...those painting lessons work well in life!
Susan *dutchrose*

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

You are too cute Shell! Love your bunny!

Inka Thomas said...

Oh Shell,
I just love Chloe!!! I know what you mean about changing things. I have to get my son to do all my stuff. He tells me when I get too carried away.
Love ya,

Carolk said...

Shell, I can truly relate to what you're saying! So glad Roxie could get you back on track.

PS love your bunny toooooo much.

Beloved Creations said...

Join the rest of us in messing up html -- i've had things that only showed code, or words that were in the wrong places too.

Debbie said...

Hi Shell....I'm glad you got your pretty banner back....I know just how you felt b/c a few months back I was messing around with my blog links and DELETED ALL OF THEM!!! Slowly I got most of them back on again......Anyway, I'm glad you have "stopped messing with it"....LOLOL


kath@retromantic antiques said...

Shell, you crack me up every week. I love your bunny pics. Maybe it's the time of year but I have messed up my blog too. I however do not have a cute banner like you do....It sounds like you have lots of balls in the air. k

Lilli Blue said...

I just did an interview that will be posted in November. The lady says make what you love. It was a good lesson for me so I am going back to working on hats. Ordered a pattern from Adored Before and can't wait to start. Made some pillows too. They make me happy. PS I want to touch that bunny!Lilli

cathy said...

I tend to do that with my clay Shell. I'll look at a piece, & see soemthing that maybe I could tweek alittle when it was perfectly fine. before I know it, I have to theow it in the scrap pile! Is the obsessive compulsive thing with us?

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Shell, I know exactly hou you feel and find myself saying that all too often.

Silena said...

Hi Michelle,
You are so always tickle me with your posts. But everything you say makes so much sense. I love your banner...I've always wanted to do something with mine, but don't even know where to begin, so maybe I'll just heed your warnings!! Now, you listen to Chloe!!!!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Shell,

I have a hard time trying to change my blog background too, and decided I shall not touch it..Am glad you manage to get your blog back!

Pei Li

Wren Cottage said...

I cracked up after following your trail from Wren Cottage and seeing this!! hehehe!! May all your clouds be bunnies!! I've always wanted a bunny!! So glad you stopped by, will stay here for a visit and peek around! have a fantabulous day~*~*~*~*~*~*
Madai :)