Friday, January 22, 2010

A short break

I admit it--I suffer from obsessive compulsive tackmaking disorder. Once I get rolling on a project it's really hard for me to step away from it. Left to my own devices, I can spend entire days in my studio emerging only for food and bathroom breaks.

So when my friend Carol called and asked if I wanted to meet her and Rasko at the dog park, I almost said no. I had saddles to build and leather to stitch. I just couldn't spare the time.

Or could I?

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I needed the break. I haven't done anything but work on these saddles for the last three days. I haven't gone anywhere. Heck, I've barely been outside... I loaded up the girls and we headed out.
We reached the park and were met by a very happy Rasko.
Maggie was so happy to see him, that she could barely stand still to get her picture taken.
Even old Abbie ran around a little bit.
This counts as "running" when you're almost sixteen years old!
Eventually though, all the dogs settled down and did a lot of sniffing. Carol and I walked the park's perimeter a few times and talked and talked. I breathed the fresh outdoor air and felt more relaxed than I had in days. It was a wonderful break!
And despite the two hour break, I still managed to get some good work done on my Charro saddles!

Thanks for the invite, Carol. The girls and I really needed that!

4 comments:

  1. Everyone needs a break from work, even if it's fun. Those saddles are really coming along nicely!

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  2. Wow, those are really coming together!

    Yes, creative breaks make everything better, more creative, as the subconscious works on it for you ;~)

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  3. Bathroom breaks? Who needs bathroom breaks? Come on, girl! Push through the pain! Just kidding ;). I think I'm an obsessive compulsive tack maker too. I can really identify with this...

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