Thursday, February 11, 2010

G.A.S. Much?

I think I might be suffering from G.A.S. *

I was a bit naughty and got another guitar.  I know---Like 3 isn't enough already?  Seriously?  You need a 4th?

Well, YEAH!

It's a Martin Backpacker.  I fell in love with it because it's easy to travel with, and since we go on several family trips each year, I thought it would be good to bring along.  Imagine, on those long drives up the coast... you've just heard that same CD for the 5th time... You drop too many stitches trying to knit in the car... and you can't read 'cause it makes you car sick...

Sometimes you just want to "noodle"!

Well, anyway, before I had prepared the whole "But honey... I got it USED.  On SALE!" speech for my hubby, he noticed the new addition.  After some initial grousing about expenses ("We need to save money!"), he played the thing for nearly half an hour!  I think he likes it as much as I do!

*There is a bona fide "illness" known to afflict many guitarists called G.A.S. - Guitar Acquisition Syndrome.  Here's an excellent article on this very syndrome, and how G.A.S. sufferers can manage new outbreaks:


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Writer's Block of the Soul



I can't seem to motivate myself!  Can't think a thought through to the end.  My brain feels blocked.  I make sketches of ideas for jewelry items and paintings, but it never goes any further.  But at least they are saved for later, when I have the energy to complete them.

But what's wrong with me?  Stress, I guess.  Lots going on in the family.  Maybe when that all settles down I can get back into my groove.

And my art class starts up again in 2 weeks, so maybe that will help fuel some creativity.

Until then, though, I'm still searching for that creative kick in the buns.  

Any suggestions out there?