Yesterday’s offerings.

Actually I made these on Monday because I was having trouble getting into the swing of things again.

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Just some simple little lovelies to get me going.

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Then of course there was the riveting.

But when it came down to it I just wasn’t up for another bash at it so soon.

So I finished this instead.

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After that I went over to the painting area and worked a bit more on this.

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But quite frankly I think I’ve lost my umph.

Robin Williams has made me sad.

I told P he should retire before we get to be old which will be tomorrow if things keep going the way they are.

But he said no, which kind of put me out a bit.

He said he’d be bored.

I told him that was a shame as there were loads of fish waiting for him to not catch.

He still said no.

I think he might be trapped in the wrong cycle of life.

Shake it off girl there’s the world to save today and you can’t be moping.

I’ve made another thousand and am in the process of deciding where it should go, but I’m thinking that I should just start sending it to happier places.

Heifer International is a happier place. Oxfam, Care, etc. are getting to be too overwhelming for me, and I don’t really know how it will all stop.

I talked to P about it, and we thought that maybe we should let the governments get on with giving aid to these war-torn places, and perhaps just concentrate on helping people out through giving them the resources such as Heifer has to offer.

I don’t know, how do yo choose between horrible and horrible.

What with that and Robin Williams I might just have to stay in bed today.

Nope.

Shan’t.

Somebody’s got to get a handle on the riveting dilemma.

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About coldfeetstudio

I am English, but live in Houston, TX. I have a degree in Sculpture. I love to make art. I sell my art for charity as I believe there should be no reason for someone to go hungry in this world. I am a wife, mother, pottery maker, jewelry maker, quilt maker, painter, cat lover, and, dog liker. And I am very fortunate to be all these things. View all posts by coldfeetstudio

8 responses to “Yesterday’s offerings.

  • Penny Cordova

    I applaud you for having such a giving heart. You inspire me to be a better person. And you are so talented in so many ways. I have never met you, but I would like to….you seem to be an amazing woman!

    I just came back from the eWomenNetwork Conference in Dallas over the weekend and it was so powerful and inspiring and overwhelming at the same time. I have been feeling “trapped” in my life as well…..like I am stuck in this quicksand of life that I can’t escape from, and all the kicking and scraping to fight against it just makes me sink deeper. But I learned that it’s all about the mindset we have, and that our power comes from within us. We can have anything we want in our lives, we just have to overcome our self-doubt, change our mindset, and believe it.

    Thank you for helping to make the world a better place,

    Penny Cordova
    Penny’s Treasures
    http://www.pennystreasures.etsy.com

  • Sally G

    “. . . in the swing . . . ” We can’t always be there, I guess. But it helps if we give each other a bit of a push to get us going again.

  • Vicki

    Apologies in advance for rambliing a bit, here. (I’m a retired research scientist — PhD in physics — a very pretty physics, really — all environmental.)

    It’s you guys, who are creative and help others to find their own creative identities, who help make the world go around………every bit as much as anyone else.

    I’ve known so many otherwise creative folks who thought they needed that added stimulus that they thought they’d get from cocaine, or whatever. Mostly (it seemed to me) the coke mainly gave them a greater sense of self-worth. One of greater moments of my life should have been meeting some of our superstars — Ken Kesey coming to my home to jam, I guess as a part of his electric kool-aid acid experience — one day. I didn’t recognize the man who’d written “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

    So I think it’s the guys who have the self-confidence to develop their own imaginations, whom I suspect will lead the more rewarding lives. Folks like yourself, maam.

    I may not ever be able create as you do — I’ve got lousy terminal pancreatic and liver cancers that don’t allow much time for learning to solder again. But it’s so encouraging watching you and others work, create, and especially figure out how best to share the proceeds from your art. Bless you for that! The Heifers organization is right up there in my own favorite charities. And someday I may be able to take advantage of the workshops in my own town (San Antonio) to relearn some of these skills.

    I felt terribly sorry for Robin Williams a long time ago — and for all the others with high talent, but not nearly high-enough self-esteem.

    I think you’re doing a GREAT job of combatting that need in so many otherwise-talented people. Rather than let our egos to be our be-alls and end-alls, you guide us into helping our talents shine — or at least, in enjoying the shining talents of others.

    Thanks for all that!

    • coldfeetstudio

      Vicki. I don’t know what to say about all that. I want to say thank you, but I think you’ve credited me far too much.

      I appreciated your writing to me. I think I needed a little boost today, as we all do from time to time. You’ve helped me make my mind up about Heifer also.

      I want to wish you well, as well as you can be, and to throw all to the wind and create stuff all over the place :) I have little confidence in what I do, and struggle with it more than makes sense, but I do know that I’m happiest, and most fulfilled when I’m in my studio. I hope you know where you are happiest and play there as often as you can.

      Best wishes,

      Deborah.

  • KerryCan

    This whole thing with Robin WIlliams has really affected so many people, so strongly. I think it’s smart that you’re focusing on getting out of bed and continuing your productive, creative, charitable ways!

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