Monday, August 11, 2014

Tour of Fine Blogs


So the question is: why am I on it?


Because girls just wanna have fun, and blogging is fun for me.


So when Bliss (one of my oldest—not in age, but in time—blogging friends) asked if I wanted to join the tour, of course I said yes because tours are fun!
(You know Bliss, don’t you?  She is currently addicted to mosaicking, if that’s a verb.)

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I am answering the same questions that everyone else is answering, so here goes:

1. What are you working on right now?

In truth, I am not working on anything except a painting that I have promised to have ready for a show.  However, Marlon my floor man is working on my guest room floor. After Marlon finishes, I will put the clothes back in the closet, put the furniture back, hang the new curtains and vintage paintings, and make the bed look nice. At which point I will take pictures and you can see the finished product!  (One room done, 10 to go.) DL is working on more industrial furniture, which is why I hired Marlon.


2.  How does my work differ from others in this genre?

Here’s where I think this gets a little muddy.  I’m not sure to what “work” this question is referring.  If it’s referring to making or re-making furniture, then my stuff isn’t a lot different than most of the other painted furniture out there.  DL’s stuff is different, because he buys entire factories full of crap  stuff that he slowly, because he has a full-time job  turns into really neat furniture.  If this question is referring to my blog, then yes, I think my blog is different.  Mainly because I am.  Different.  As in, “Oh, her.  She’s a little different.  Bless her heart.”


3.  Why do I write/create what I do?

I can’t really answer that.  I will say that I HAVE to.  I have to have a creative outlet, or I cannot function.  I went into teaching because (at the time) it was a career where I had the freedom to create.  That is no longer the case. 

So, instead of pouring my creative energies into my teaching, I now pour them into all kinds of shenanigans activities.  I was fortunate as a child to have parents who were very creative in many ways, and I am now fortunate enough to have a husband who puts up with it.

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Folks who like to read my blog have found it, and they are great followers and a lot of fun to engage with, via comments.  I hope they have as much fun reading this blog as I have writing it!  (And my peeps seem to enjoy the Downton commentaries.)

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4. How does your writing/creative process work?

I’m not sure I have a ‘process.’ I write down ideas when I have them, either typing them into my phone or writing them down in a little notebook I carry.  Then, when I want to make something or write something, I have ideas!  (More ideas than I will ever use, if you want to know the truth.)  Also, Pinterest.  Pinterest is the debbil.  But mostly, it's just stream-of-consciousness when I write, which can be awkward, and many times I forget to go back and edit before I post.  Which is NOT good writing, but hey!  I'm busy!

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Mucho thanks to Bliss Ranch for inviting me to participate!  I am tagging Eliesa, and you will love checking out her kitchen remodel!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i rarely edit and just write, too! who has time to edit, and frankly my stream of conscious is like a stream of wisdom wealth leading to the fountain of youth. loved reading this. you are different and that's why i love you. bless your heart.

Bliss said...


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Whatever your process, we all enjoy it!

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

Ahhhh I love your blog & writing techniques. It's fun & different & humorous!!!

Andrea said...

I love the potpourri here! (sounds fancier than hodge podge, right)

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Love it Kirby... and pinterest is definitely the debbil.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Nice job Kirby! And yes...pinterest is the debbil for sure! On the other hand....1/2 my house ideas come from there, so it's a useful debbil!

Feral Turtle said...

Love your style! Cheers Kirby!

Art and Sand said...

How do you differ?

You frequently make me think instead of just look at pretty pictures.
You make me laugh.
You are frank and honest.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer. If I was still teaching, I would be in my classroom right now.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Your right about that debbil Pinterest. And you're right about the debbils that took the creativity out of teaching. You're usually right. We should call you the right blogger.

Miss Kitty said...

Oh Kirby, bless your heart! I loved reading about your writing process...I think you are the best writer of the bunch of us!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Your "stream of consciousness" is okey doke with me! What flows out is either funny, inspiring, reflective or just plain NUTS! You are truly OOAK!

Katie Olthoff said...

I think I wrote the answer to #3 and you stole it from me. :) I was a teacher, too, and now I tell people my occupation is "creative visionary."

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Bless our heart...we're all a little different. Just read the comments HaHa! Love your blog Kirby. And that Bliss her too. Eliesa is new to me. Heading over for a visit.

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