Summer is almost upon us. School is almost out. The weather is getting hotter.
Time to Swim. Play. Rest.
Even though I'm NOT a morning person, I DO enjoy the calmness of the early a.m. (when I get up that early!). The fresh smell. The quiet. It really IS the best time of the day. Really!
I keep trying to convince myself of this fact, but the pillow somehow wins out every morning.
I try make up for it later in the day. Mid-day mostly. The time when I'm most active.
Then, sometimes I stay up too late. Can't sleep 'cause my mind is racing in a million different directions. House. Yard. Projects. Scrapbooking. Projects. Food. Projects.
Usually around 7 pm or so, I get ansy. I feel the need to get up and start/continue on a project - lord knows, we have a ton! Yet, for some reason, there I sit, in my chair. Blogging. Reading. Watching T.V. - Dreaming and Planning. Making Lists.
This is something I really need to work on. I feel like I'm not getting enough done, yet outsiders are always asking me, "how to you get SO much done?" Maybe I'm too hard on myself, but my to-do lists are enormous!!!
I guess, like a diet, I just need to focus and make better use of my time? Go back to the lists and start crossing things off - like SWIM. PLAY. REST.
I'm just a country girl, having the time of her life, treasure hunting daily, seeing the good in all things that others might consider worthless. I love creating mixed media artwork and home décor items using found objects...and I've just recently started dabbling in wearable art jewelry. Many of my fixed-up finds have been published in a number of magazines and have won accolades. But my life spent in Southern Oregon, with my family and friends, is the MOST important to me. Without their support and encouragement, I might just be another hoarder! LOL I'm enjoying meeting like-minded persons and sharing ideas, dreams, and experiences...and hope to have the studio open to the public someday soon.
Tina Schiefer works and lives in Southern Oregon, where she and her husband own and operate a themed fabrication company serving the entertainment industry, E.B. Effects and Design. She is the proud mother of three grown sons; is a themed media, assemblage artist using primarily found objects and cast-offs; and will soon be hosting and teaching mixed media, jewelry, and home décor related workshops in her new studio, The Rusty Monkey. She is enjoying meeting other artists with like minds and sharing the adventure! She was an ICE Resin Creative Team Member 2011-2012. Many of her creations can be seen in a variety of magazines such as Somerset Home, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Mingle, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire, and on the spring issue of Create & Decorate. Most recently, one of her assemblages, Folly - a parasol, won 2nd place in the Spellbinders Explore Beyond - Craft to Win contest.