Sometimes I need some alone time. Pretty regularly actually. I know I’m not the only person who feels this way because I have friends who tell me they are the same way. I can tell when I need alone time because I start to get annoyed by every little thing. I get short with people. I find every question or comment like nails on a chalkboard. Doesn’t matter if it’s family, friend, or foe. I know it is time to get away for a bit. Doesn’t have to be for long–even a couple of hours is adequate but longer is better. I hear there are some people who don’t know how to be alone. Maybe it has to do with your upbringing. I’ve always been this way as far as I can remember. I love people and I love to have fun and interact, but in between I need solitude. My dog is allowed to hang out with me during my alone time–she actually enhances it by being generally adoring and silly and calm!
Today I am feeling like I need alone time. I’ve been “on” for several days now and I need to be off for awhile. My ultimate master plan is to hunker down in my art shack and immerse myself in a vat of gel medium and then roll in glitter and paint and ink. Well, that’s my fantasy ultimate master plan…more realistically I will be thrilled and satisfied to gel medium some object and then beautify it with stuff!
Here are some things I’ve been working on lately. Did another piece of doodle art–this time colorized with colored pencils and Copic markers and Signo markers.
A mixed media piece I’ve been messing with for awhile and can’t decide if I even like it right now. Sometimes I like how things are progressing and then add another something and wish I had an undo button.
We’ll see how it looks at the end. The last piece is a scrapbook layout. I was completely enamored with scrapbooking a few years ago, but I’ve gotten away from it for a couple of years because I was exploring other creative options. I’ve decided I want to do some scrapbooking lately because I’ve had so many wonderful adventures and events and memories that I want to preserve for my family in a meaningful way.
13 responses to “Alone Time”
I love your art!
Thanks so much Edward! Positive reinforcement is so nice.
Great creative use of your alone time. By the way, the need for alone time is part of some people’s temperaments – something we were born with. Some people are refreshed by being around people and some are refreshed by being alone. There’s nothing wrong with either – it’s just how people are.
BongoDogOwner–thanks for commenting. I’ll try not to feel so guilty about “demanding” alone time! I enjoy your blog immensely.
Your doodles are magnificent. I also like a goodly amount of alone time. I married late in life and lived alone for many years, and sometimes I just need that special quiet.
Hello, dear!!! Thanks SO MUCH for coming to visit me last week. I had SUCH FUN on the heART exchange . . . love meeting yoU!!!
Thank you Leanne! I got your exchange item this morning–did you get my email? Love it!
totally ADORE the look of your site! 😀 😀 so unique! did you create the template yourself? also, your dog is über cute!!! haha. been meaning to take up scrapping forever now but it’s a pretty expensive hobby here. your pages are so pretty though!
Sugarmouse thank you for the compliments! I wish I could say I created the template here because it is so my style but alas I used one of the many templates you can choose from here on WordPress! Keep visiting! Thank you!
I need alone time – not just want. The sauna always makes me feel better.
Thanks for commenting! I like the sauna too when I get a chance! Good idea!
Katy.. thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours. I LOVE my alone time.. although I don’t get much of it, I adore my “bubble” when I get the chance to be alone and most importantly doing my art during that time. Keep up your beautiful blog and I’ll be back a lot.
Thanks Judy! I found your blog because I was looking for techniques for bead gel. Then I couldn’t stop looking at all your wonderful technique work so I’m blaming you for having to go buy bead gel and fiber paste today–ENABLER!! Have a great day.