Monday, January 13, 2014

A Black & White Case

I have admired Godelieve for forever, that's what it feels like to me.  Her work amazes me, plus she seems to be so organized, I am in awe.  I pinned THIS card of hers on my board on Pinterest and just had to have a go at it.  I did use the same stamp set from Penny Black and the stark Black ink.


We had the most wonderful rain last night after a blistering hot day, pity that we had to have a power failure to go with it, from 7h40pm until 1h00 am this morning, so yes, all my plans to organise my life went down the drain.  But thank goodness for Kindle, I could at least lie in bed and read until sleep got the better of me.

You know, my head has been in a strange place since returning from holiday.  I have been feeling overwhelmed, disorganised, dissatisfied with myself for not sticking with things I start, you know, that general unhappy feeling.  Do you also have piles and piles of recipes you either tear out of magazines or perhaps you even keep the WHOLE magazine for that one recipe, (which you have already forgotten about), that you think you are going to make one day!  And for some reason the disorganised recipes have gotten under my skin like a festering blister or something.  But it made me realise that there are numerous areas of my life that are disorganised.

And so, I am trying to wrap my head around that and trying to organise one thing at a time.  Easier said than done when there are so many things you want to achieve with your life.  But disorganisation has a way of permeating into all facets of our lives, well, mine for sure, so it is something that needs to get nipped in the bud.  So this is what is consuming me right now, and I am going to sort it out because I simply cannot move forward when I feel this way.

I hope I am not alone in my crazy thoughts.  Please tell me I am normal!  And thank you for letting me share.

Have a fabulous organised kind of day!

12 comments:

Trinh said...

I love the images you chose for the panels! And the black & white colors emphasize the graphic design.

Yes, I feel the same way when I'm disorganized. I could use some reorganization in my house right now. Hope you can get everything straightened out soon!

Anonymous said...

Remember this quote and all will be well: “One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”― A.A. Milne

Joni nina Andaya said...

Hi Brenda! I hope you will feel collected soon, sometimes life is like that, we just need to focus. Your card is so VERY Pretty with that color :)

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Brenda, we all feel disorganized sometimes, don't worry about it. One day you will find time to get the recipes sorted!

Lin said...

LOVE these stamps in black and white, and I love Godelieve's blog and creations, too - she is a wonderful inspiration.
You are NOT crazy, but very lucky that you've been able to pinpoint what may be clogging up the rest of your life. They say if you can get organized, the rest of your life falls into place. Good for you for making an attempt to control it!

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely card Brenda, I also like the one you pinned. I eliminate a lot of things that clutter up my life, that way I can live simpler and happier!

Cindy C. said...

Very lovely b&w card Brenda!

Lisa said...

I think we all go through times like this Brenda. And after a holiday or vacation we feel the "need" to catch up. Take a deep breath and tackle one list at a time. You'll get there. Very pretty card today, you have me wanting to make a black and white card!

alexandra s.m. said...

I can relate to the feeling and I hope it quickly vanishes! no fun! especially if it manifests itself in your body! Your card is beautiful, a perfect example of what C&S should be ;)
Thank you Brenda~

Dawn Turley said...

What a fabulous card Brenda. At least you are aware that you are feeling this way and that's the first step to make improvements.

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, for a minute there I thought you were reading MY mind! I always tend to get into that frustrated/disorganized phase after the holidays when so many new things come in but nothing seems to be going out! I have to give myself permission to let go of things that likely won't happen and hope that eventually I will get to the important things. I hope you are able to "nip thing sin the bud" so you can move forward. I totally get it!

Your card, I must say, is rather darling! I love the polka dots and the fun shape. Perfect use of the colors for the first Card Concept challenge!

Judy1223 said...

(Note: I think I mis-typed something in my last comment...I really do need to spell check before hitting enter! Sorry!)