What’s It All About?
…err I have absolutely no idea.
I have always had what I choose to describe as an “eclectic mind”, from one moment to the next my head can be all over the place. I have an eclectic taste in everything, music, books, films, dreams, desires and wishes, and apparently this makes me someone who sits with the label of not being “a finisher”.
Now I could easily take great offence to that remark, but I have decided that I need to embrace my eclectic nature.
Yes, I confess, I am easily distracted…
…sorry did you just say something?
You see my problem?
My Dad was a very visual person, he was a man of few words who loved nature and his garden, and was always happiest when working with his hands and pursuing crafts of all kinds. He came from a long line of joiners, had a creative eye, and could make anything, from matchstick models to coffee tables, pure wool rugs to tapestries.
And just like Dad I am a lover of all flora and fauna and arts and crafts.
Just like Dad I am most definitely a jack of all crafts and a master of none.
So that is where I get it from!
My Mum is pretty “crafty” with needles of all kinds too, but it would appear that from Mum I have inherited her inability to put something back in the same place twice which can, and does, lead to my eclectic brain often forgetting where it has put things and…
…What exactly was I doing again?
I am happily married to a very tolerant husband, the OH, and we live with our aging rescue dogs, Leo (aka Ronnie), Lisa (aka The Boss) and Roddy (Aka The Cuddle Monster).
As a kid at school I was much the same as I am now, a bit of a loner who at the end of each school year had that famous phrase written in her report by the Headmaster;
“Has ability but needs to apply herself if she is to achieve all she is capable of “.
I have an honours degree in Economics specialising in Trade and Development, and the only qualification I have pertaining to the creative arts is an O’Level in fine art. I adored art at school, but for some reason I just didn’t pursue it further.
The problem is being eclectic in nature and easily distracted means that I want to learn about everything all of the time, from drawing, painting and art history to genetics, environmental science and of course canine psychology…
…because I have absolutely no idea what our mutts are going on about half of the time!
My head is forever spinning full of “creative” ideas which for some reason I have in the past very rarely managed to bring to fruition.
If you currently took one look at the number of Works In Progress (WIP’s) in my office you would be screaming…
…FINISH JUST ONE THING, PLEASE!