Needs vs. Wants

When you wake up in the morning, do you make a conscience decision to do only what you want to do and not what you need to do?    With kids grown, seems house stuff is no longer urgent, weeknight and weekend activities centered around school are over (thank goodness!) and with a job that is sporadic,  I (sometimes unfortunately) have come to the point in my life where I do this more often than I should and what needs to be done gets push aside to accommodate the wants.

But, this is good if you have an insatiable urge to create.

So here are my offerings for the last few days…

a little bird done from the watercolour shown in a recent post.

My very first tapestry done in a workshop given by Tommye Scanlin.  I finished the weaving of the tapestry two years ago but I  tacked down and trimmed it this weekend.  I haven’t spent enough time doing tapestry, I haven’t gotten any better than this.


A page from my sketchbook.  I drew the girl and then watercolored her.  This image was done in  photoshop superimposing her colored face onto the line work.  I really liked the  line created with her shoulder, neck and breast.  I can imagine this image in a tapestry, I want to see if I can actually pull that off…

That’s what I call a need…


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2 Responses to “Needs vs. Wants”

  1. Karen Owen Says:

    I certainly know what you are talking about, well writing about. I do the same thing so many days now. I go to bed thinking of what I need to do around the house in the morning, but when I get up, I tend to decide I’d rather play in my studio. I think that’s the correct choice for this time in my life, and I’m glad you feel that you can do the same thing. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have all this lovely artwork to feast our eyes upon!

  2. joanne thieme huffman Says:

    Looks like time well spent to me. I particularly like the line drawing/water color.

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