Wednesday, January 09, 2008

bye bye 2007 & being without internet...

bye bye 2007, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i've been w/o the internets for quite some time now since the big ole storm knocked it out. but it's been good in that, what you don't know is brewing, is better sometimes way. like...orders? can't check them! blogging? no way w/o the internets! email? nope. surfing the web? nah, that's out too! and the mister's phone went dead after i spill in the drink-shower. so it's been real quiet. and really, very nice.

i've made some blogging/webby/posting decisions which basically revolve around me taking more time for me & pursuing my creative habit. (*not* just sprout studio product making, but art making too - hence the new "art & LIFE" category under my new site) i want to make more, look more in an inspirational way -- but not in a "omg they (whomever 'they' might be) are so much more prolific/creative/industrious/intuitive/better than me way", compare less, view less blogs that eat up my time. i'll be narrowing my list to the left there down to an even more slim blog list - just the ones i'm really interested in -- more of the peeps here in the bay area that i'd like to keep up with and be part of my community. (like shash & mati, whom i went to the MOMA with over the break - & had such a good time with).

i want more time for me, to do new things in this amazing city (that gives me sunsets like these? holy gorgeousness!!) & want more time to be a maker of art. i have so many ideas and feel behind all the time with no time to actually create. so that's a priority moving to the top o' my list.

and thinking about lists, i've been diligently trying to try loads more new recipes this past year as one of my unspoken resolutions of 2007 - and i think i did fairly well. i'll post a list of yum new foodie things i've tried and recipes later. the food thing on my unspoken to do list this year is learn how to make bread. and then do it. :)

i do love me some flickr though, so hopefully the blog pare down will result in more art time, and i can still get my flickr fix in.

do you do resolutions? i just kinda do a mental one or neighbors decided to "commandments" - now that's heavy duty commitment!

hope you are having a lovely week. i have been :)



jen j-m said...

oh, i hear you.
and i can't wait to see what you're working on!
happy new year, friend -

lisa s said...

good for you!

now - when are WE finally going to meet? :)
happy new year

Ileana said...

Yay for the new year and making fresh starts and making more time for art and all that good stuff!

miseryisbeauty said...

the internet does take over one's life. i can relate.

-ali from chicago

wendy said...

a little nature imposed break from technology seems like it was good for you!!
can't wait to see what you come up with.

Tracy said...

Bread is so intimidating, but really much easier than you think! Do it!

Pootlecat said...

Welcome back and happy new year! Your plans sound so exciting! I think the storms are just hitting the UK at the moment, some really nasty weather about, eh?!

selftaughtgirl said...

Clicked over via Mati's your post about wanting to do more in the city. Maybe you'd like this:


Anonymous said...

i have a million resolutions... so i should be able to keep at least one...

yeah, that sunset was amazing. i was organizing my closet all day, and looked out the window to see that sight... it was beautiful.

matirose said...

i'm so there with you!
loved our time together at moma.
soon again!

jenifer74 said...

lisa s - soon please!

& i did sign up for the creative field trips - keep me posted!

thanks everyone. hopefully i'll have fun stuff to share soon :) xxx.