TANGENTAL CREATIVITY

Since getting a puppy, I haven't accomplished as much work as I'd like to. Thus, I'm a bit behind. So since she's loving her crate these days, I've taken to leaving her at home for a couple of hours and spending time cranking out the edits in my favorite places — Seattle coffee shops. 

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Kind of cranking... What I find when I come here is that there are lots of other creative people working around me, good art on the walls, and great creative juju coming through the speakers in any of these cafes. So in theory I should get a lot accomplished, but often what ends up happening is that creativity pours out of the cracks in me. Cracks from frustration, feeling lost, (weirdly) wishing I had a boss to tell me what to do, and general distractibility. So: 

I journal.
I read.
I blog.
I paint my nails. 
I plan DIY projects for house and baby. 
I think about what I want to watercolor next.
I concoct elaborate meals to cook as autumn approaches.
I work on my Etsy shop
I dream up what Dave and I will be doing a year from now. 

And suddenly the four hours I had planned on using for editing has turned into 90 minutes of editing and two and a half hours of tangental creativity. 

I'm hoping that in a roundabout way, this produces good work. Don't they say that this is how all the greats worked? 

Can I get a what what from any other creatives out there? Or is it just me? : )

 Jon came to visit last week on his way to a business trip in Canada. We took this at 11pm, right before bed. Obviously the best time to take photos (Mom, this one was for you : ) ). 

Jon came to visit last week on his way to a business trip in Canada. We took this at 11pm, right before bed. Obviously the best time to take photos (Mom, this one was for you : ) ). 

As a parting note, will you indulge me in venting about my grammar pet peeves? Thanks. :D

apart = away from. As in, "I'm living apart from my best friend." NOT "I'm apart of this community." NO. 

your/you're = do I really need to elaborate? 

peak = a mountaintop
peek = a look
So please stop saying "Sneak Peak." It's just silly. Let's say it together now: "SNEAK PEEK."

Grammar Nazi, blah blah. I'm sure I've had my share of typos or grammar mistakes on the interwebs, but these make me batty. 

There's my Tuesday rant and batch of randomness. And a photo of Dave and Butter in the golden sunrise to take us out!

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