Thursday, January 7, 2010

what happens when i multitask

scan-coffee

the first creative every day prompt of the year is body, and what better place to start than my addled brain? generally speaking, it's not good when i try to do two things at once. neurons stray and misfire. incompatible thoughts consort and do naughty things. intentions cross paths, exit the wrong way, and doodles almost wind up in the microwave because of it. no, no, i didn't nuke the journal, but it was close! when the coffee was on the scanner and i went to open the microwave door, for one long moment i knew something wasn't right but didn't know exactly WHAT wasn't right. and again i realized that the world is a safer place when i do not multitask.

by the way, we're back on winter break. school canceled! my doodleweek! truncated! what's a wind chill of 5000 below when the sun is sparkling like gold? while i go assess the artsydamage that i assume has been going on around here behind my back, enjoy this colorful tour of yasmina's bubble. not only is she a talented and expressive doodler, she's only just turned fifteen! then go see shannon, grab your paintbrush, turn up the volume and see if this doesn't fill you with good vibes and a big grin. shannon and i have become good coffee pals over the last few months and i just love being around her. she's a creative whirlwind, full of sunshine and calm, and a born leader - i can't wait for her inside out course to start. please join us! i'll be the straggler doing one thing at a time, alternating between the yoga and deep breathing.

27 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

WOW...you sound like a busy lady!
I love the creative everyday thing...just headed over to see what it was all about...I think I would be taking on too much if I added that to my list. BUT looking forward to checking in with yours!
Have a good day.
Char

Desiree said...

Know the feeling! Multi-tasking is so over rated anyway!

Renee said...

Okay now it is definitely important that you only do one thing at a time.

Love Renee xoxo

pixie said...

What!? You're singing my song again! Ice cream has been put in the pantry, dog food cans carried into the laundry room in a moment of "who am i? where am i?"

Help. This calls for a major doodle! I'm orbiting above myself!

Jill said...

Of course washing your brushes in your coffee and taking a swig of paint water is an everyday occurrence!

aimee said...

indeed i have, or at least close to it! keep me away from multiple task:

http://artsyville.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-not-to-rinse-brushes.html

kendalee said...

this made me smile aimee - i can relate! so many things end up in my fridge when i try to multi-task... including my specs and a cup of hot tea once :)

Carmen said...

I love coming to Artsyville!

Terri said...

i like you. you are fun.

Tyggereye said...

haha that is so me. Love the doodle :)

Leah said...

ha!! I can so relate! Nothing like finding your car keys in the fridge to make you realize you're doing too many things at once. :-)

Meredith said...

That's so funny. I haven't tried nuking my journal or scanning my coffee yet... but I know the feeling. :) My word for 2010 is focus, and one of the things I'm trying to relearn is *single-tasking.* I want to give each moment the quality that comes from undiluted attention.

Love your blog! So glad I discovered you from CED2010.

Katrina said...

"scan coffee at 300 dpi" i love it! so so true...

lori vliegen said...

you absolutely crack me up! here i am leaving with a smile on my face again..... hugs, :))

marciglenn said...

Oh my, I just roared out load - how funny your doodle is. Keep up these greats pages - I love 'em.

Megan Walker said...

Gosh it's nice to know I'm not the only one! I used to be such an awesome multi-tasker... but as my brain cells and my marbles disintegrate over the years, I find myself standing there more and more often going "what was I doing?", "why do I have wrapping paper in one hand and a tub of butter in the other?" :D

jane said...

i´m so glad i´m not the only one...

Nicky Linzey said...

You always make me laugh Aimee!

jess gonacha swift said...

haaa! aimee, you are a riot! i love that you make drawings of the things that get wonky in your day-- it's so great!!

Fruenswerk said...

cooking your doodles? Yes why not...haha...Please do ONLY one thing at the time...or you leave me sleepless...haha

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How funny! Is that the next step in making blog friends? Scanning the coffee and emailing a cup to them to share over a conversation?

Bella Sinclair said...

OH! Can you IMAGINE? If you had nuked your doodle, a color EXPLOSION! That would have been a happy accident. Radioactive rainbow!

Drinking scanned coffee...not nearly as much caffeine.

6512andgrowing said...

Oh, I can relate. Yesterday I was making coffee, doing laundry and vacuuming all at once; it was sublime.

Constance said...

LOL! LOL!

Constance said...

LMAO! You made ART of all the looney things we do when trying to do too much! BRAVO Doodle-Goddess!

The Original Drama Mama said...

Ah, yes I have been there! On many occasions, one of which I blogged about here:
http://meloniejohnson.com/blog/2007/04/04/mail-my-check-deposit-my-mail/

Grasp the sanity when it floats by!

Doda said...

What a fab colourful blog this is to visit. Such interesting posts too. Love your stuff!