Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Fine Art of Piddling

Two posts in one day...I am doing the fine art of piddling. To piddle being the intransitive verb or if you prefer a nice non-committal swear word...Oh, Piddle!
Anyhoo, between calling my creativity students and working in the studio and front yard I found this:





The Recipe For Gabrielle



3 parts Talent

2 parts Ingenuity

1 part Daring



Splash of Intellect



Shake vigorously

What's the Recipe for Your Personality?


Let me tell you how difficult this test is...snork, snork. You type in your name...be absolutely sure you got that right by using spell check....and then you hit the submit button. Magically, the oracle of all things spits out your answer. And while those of you who know me in the flesh and not in the word, probably agree with this....it is an eerie experience. Please leave comments if you go to this test. Can we all be the same and still get correct answers from the oracle?

Back to the phone...and while I fully admit that multi-tasking is the doom of creativity. Creativity being the one thing that really requires all your focus. Piddling between tasks has given me a certain since of accomplishment....how easily amused I am.

Must be that being old gives you the gift of settling for less on the days when you don't have much. Or could it be that after a long day of piddling, I can imbibe a real cocktail...no, virtual alcohol, please...while throwing dinner at Sweet Ronnie.

2 comments:

Deb said...

I piddled today. Searched through two pincushions (one old tomato and one new green apple) for sewing needles that had gotten pushed in past the eyes. Found three. A good day.

Valeri said...

Did this test 'cos you know I'm a sucker for these things and what do you know....each time I did it I got something different! I've stuck the first result on my blog!