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!


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

  2. Wow, those are really coming together!

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

  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...