Post-Lottery Chaos

If you have ever spoken to me before, you can probably attest that I take a lot of conversational detours. If someone took the parenthesis keys off my computer, I would no longer be able to write. (See?) As much as I might wish for one, I don’t have an orderly, linear mind. This is never more obvious than the week after I finish a lottery. The weeks running up to the lottery are when all that disorder spills out and ends up visible on ever flat surface of my studio.

Not that I am brave enough to show this. All I have here is a corner of my main work table. It’s one of the cleaner parts of the studio right now. I wasn’t even willing to take pictures of the rest!

That’s why the week after the lottery ends, I spend a lot of time cleaning and organizing – and asking myself, “now where was I on this?” It seems to take forever, but nothing perks up my enthusiasm for my work like clear counters!

3 Responses to Post-Lottery Chaos

  1. mel June 13, 2008 at 10:37 pm #

    Is that… a felt beaver on your table? It’s a tiny bit unnerving…

  2. Lesli Kathman June 13, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    Ha! No, it’s a Collie done by an Australian plush artist. Usually she does cats, but occasionally she has a dog or two. You can visit her Etsy store here:
    He’s wonderfully squishy, even if his googley eyes make him look a little haired out!

    Eventually my whole studio is going to be taken over by Etsy purchases!

  3. mel June 14, 2008 at 1:20 am #

    I totally misinterpreted the collie: I thought the white was a big muzzle with two white buck teeth! Now that I look at her etsy shop, I see your collie’s nose, ruff and feet correctly. Her cats are quite entertaining!

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