Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I haven't vanished ... well, not really ...

... I know, I know ... it's been nearly an entire month since my last post ... you close your eyes for just a moment and time refuses to stop for you ... ah well ... so, where have I been?

one lovely concerned blog pal asked that same question not too long ago ... my response? ... "good question; seems like I have been hiding under a rock"

... and it does, too ... let's just chalk this up to an uneventful and non-epiphany filled self imposed hibernation ... have I been creating? uh, no (seriously, T, I haven't forgotten and I do still love you ... great ideas, but no success with them ... I simply suck right now) ... have I discovered any wonderful medical breakthroughs? again, no. how about renovating the entire house ... that would be one great reason & quite exciting, but no ... perhaps I've just been keeping up with the blogs I enjoy so much ... don't I wish! I am over a week behind on even those ... so, what have I been doing? ... honestly, I couldn't tell you ... what i can tell you is that I have been seriously missing this most wonderful of blog communities & doubt I could stay away much longer even if I tried. I really need to do some bragging on some fellow artists as the rock I've been under must be located directly under one of those lucky stars ... you'll see ... hopefully before this weekend is through.

75 comments:

Melissa said...

Sometimes you just need a little regeneration time. We'll be happy to have you back soon as you are ready!

urban craft said...

I think August is a strange month. It's been so dang hot, I don't want to do anything. Catch you later, we will all still be here.

ArtPropelled said...

I have been wondering.....glad you are ok. It's a good idea to take a break from blogging every now and then

Snowbrush said...

Welcome back! I know what you mean about it being hard to look back and remember just what it was they you were doing.

Snowbrush said...

I meant THAT you were doing!

Cat said...

Good for you...

...to recluse for a month!

Blogging is not an obligation!

Neither is being creative. I find a sure way to suppress creativity is to expect it.

XO, Cat

Dot said...

Hi Michelle
Good to have you back! I think it does us good to have a break from blogging. And I know August is hot over there.
Am sure your creativity will return soon.
Dot xx

MarZel said...

Welcome back...I cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve!!

Pattee said...

I really understand Michelle...
I go into these places that has no creativity, no medical breakthroughs.. no house renovations... no life renovations...

Just a blip in time that just has stood still... but time will say

"HEY GET GOING!!!"

I'm glad to even see a little post from you...
I miss you~
Pattee

michelleK said...

Ahh sometimes life just gets in the way doesnt it.

Good to see you back. I love reading your blog.

the treat girl said...

Hi Miss!!! Everyone needs a nice break every now and then....Enjoy!!

bindu said...

It's good to take a break sometimes, from the internet, and everything else and recharge.

3rdEyeMuse said...

seriously, with this kind of support and encouragement, how could I possibly stay away forever?!?

thanks, everyone.

shibori girl said...

Hey Michelle,

I've done the same thing. I think it's important to take a break and get centered again.

Looking forward to hearing what you've been up to...

Hugs,

Kate

Chris said...

donchoo worry about that! ewe have a relaxing, restorative, contemplative, easy blog break and thinketh not of how much we miss you, and how we're feeling neglected.

I said that right, oui?

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Welcome Home Michelle!
How about a Mexican Vacation to start those creative juices flowing? Seriously...it has been a strange summer for me too.....I haven't been very creative on paper..just in my head......amazing works of art!!!!(haha)
We all need down (couch) time.... well..at least I do. All day in front of the boob tube...watching endless nothing and letting my brain just chill(rot)....no guilt! Now that I am ready to get back at it...my pc is down and I am still in Texas for a couple of more weeks...ummmm what's on TV?
xoxoxox

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi sweet girl...we all have these times and moments in our lives and I think taking a blogging break sometimes is good for the heart and soul. Sometimes the best gift we can give ourselves is guilt free time to be in our own world for awhile.

I know your wonderful, artistic creativity will return. You are so talented! Did I mention that we all adore you?!!

"Good friends are like stars...you don't always see them, but you know they are always there"

We will always be here...~Lisa

Sue said...

Hee, I haven't been around much either......I blame the summer.

Great to see you blogging again!

Hugs,

Christine said...

I've noticed this is the case with many people.I haven;t posted much wither and I think I've made, what, two dolls in the past month and a half?! Everyone is just busy with the day to day stuff and it all adds up and sometimes you just need a break..It's OK..:)

Christine said...

*either

sorry..lazy fingers tonight :)

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

Gosh it's like we're the same person sometimes! LOL

Missed you!

Jamie

lynne h said...

awww, michelle... i think uneventful and non-epiphany filled time is highly underrated... i remind myself of what eckhart tolle says about it (if the do-er me just will not rest easy), which is that we *need* it.

love and smiles to you...

Seth said...

I completely agree with the others who said that basically sometimes a break is just what the doctor ordered!!!

Bairbre Aine said...

I can completely understand.
Being away for a few months myself.
Glad you're back.
I'm dragging my "creative" feet, blog wise.
My life has become busy, busy.
I'm hopeful for cooler days and more "creative" free time.
Cheers~
Bairbre Aine

Kim Mailhot said...

Hey Michelle, the time out - the down time - the quiet time - the calm before the storm...whatever...
while it feels awkward and sometimes even scary to us artist types, is the time that the Muses are gathering their strength to fill up up again. I have been trying to come to terms with that too, and make it a time that I celebrate all that I have already done...sometimes it works, and sometimes I feel like a lazy bump ! ;)
Good to hear from you and as you can see and feel I am sure, you are definitely missed !
May the weekend be full of creative and fun time !

somepinkflowers said...

still checking
on you....

with care
not
being
pushy


just this--->

i do not like to miss a thing...

:-)

KathrynAntyr said...

Hi dear one. I've been on low drive until this week. I managed to post my Ikebana arrangements each week and the posts for my summer workshop but really, I wasn't myself. I guess my reasoning is that my sweet son was away for 7 weeks and I really wasn't the same without him. He returns and within two weeks I'm in creative overdrive! I've also been taking some extra steps to nurture my passion and one is to take care of me.

I hope you are doing well. I'm so sadly behind on visiting my blog friends.

{soul hugs}
Kathryn

Marilyn said...

Just a quick 'hi'...don't want you to think I'd given up on you:) Glad you're riding it out and following your heart!!

rebecca said...

have missed your ever sweet and caring heart.
smiling to find you here...and sending you great love.
xoxox,
r

Anonymous said...

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Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Oh good. I was beginning to worry. I'm about ready to check out for a bit myself. My head is spinning...sigh

Good to see you back!

Lazy Bone said...

welcome back.
I like to disapear sometimes too.

Misty's Creations said...

Glad to see you are alright, you are my fresh, hot, chocolate chip cookies at the screen door person. I can almost smell those cookies...I disapear sometimes too. Life get's in the way once in a while!
Blessings,
Misty

shibori girl said...

*peers under the rock* I'm sure you're there... stop by sometime and let's tawk!

Missing you, (but no pressure :) )

Kate

Sandy Michelle said...

It has been a while girl, but we all need a break some time. I took a 3 week blog break and am now finding it hard to blog regularly. I hope you get inspired soon!

Sandy xox

Margaret said...

sometimes this unscheduled quiet time just sneaks on up on us, enjoy it! I'm looking forward to you getting back in the groove whenever! M

grrl + dog said...

Sounds likeyou are re filling your own well, too.

Go for it, the returns are great.

Misty's Creations said...

Now You're scaring me! Misty

Janet said...

Sometimes, we just need to get away!!! Glad you're back, tho :-)

MARLOU B. said...

It's good to have a break from blogging.


I hope you are doing well and glad to see you back!!

Stephanie said...

I think many of us have been neglecting our blogs, I've felt that way...uninspired...

the change of season is perking me up..

x..x

Debrina said...

I have been wondering about you, I must admit. What's that 3rd Eye Muse lassy up to these days...her blog hasn't been updated for a while on my list...but now I know. Well, you know what, good on ya! It's really important to have breaks. Us creative types need them, so that we can re-charge our creative batteries. New ideas don't come from the heavens (some would say they do, admittedly) but by taking a break from all that IS creative. Artists need time to observe, smell the daisies, collect their thoughts, tidy their studio, go for walks, learn a new skill or just go and sleep and dream.
As sure as the moon rises and then goes down, so too do we need rest.
All the best for your siesta, hiatus (not the hernia type, btw!), your dream-time, and your creative recharging.
Love Debrina

Bairbre Aine said...

Ok, I just nipped back over to see you and blog...I hope you are refilling self with peaceful activities and enjoying yourself.
I miss your blogs, but am happy that you are getting a much needed R&R.
When you do resurface, I'll look forward to checking back into your wonderful inspiring blog.
Hugs and creative wishes being sent your way, via the blogshere.
Cheers~Bairbre Aine

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

My dear friend...you know that rock, well I was right there with you? LOL I had to go on a 6 week Holiday to get out of the Country before I had a nervous breakdown! LOL I'm back and I'm glad you are back..hey was that you waving to me as I passing through Heathrow Airport...I thought that was you! LOL Much Love my friend. P.S. I miss you!
Cheers!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

My dear friend...you know that rock, well I was right there with you? LOL I had to go on a 6 week Holiday to get out of the Country before I had a nervous breakdown! LOL I'm back and I'm glad you are back..hey was that you waving to me as I passing through Heathrow Airport...I thought that was you! LOL Much Love my friend. P.S. I miss you!
Cheers!

Chris said...

Miss you!
We both seem to have some bloggitis going on!

Cat said...

Just boppin by to say HI!

Have a good weekend!

XO, Cat

Elise said...

It's not easy balancing everything is it !!

Mealy Monster Land said...

Hey, been wondering where you have been! I think we all go though a "funk" sometimes and hope to see you back in action!
big hugs!!!
:) Nicole

Denise said...

I was just thinking about you today Michelle and wondering where ya been? hope all is well, just stopping in to say hello!

Sabii Wabii said...

WHERE ARE YOU???

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

GOOD FOR YOU.

*applause*

LIVING life offline is a-ok in my book. Fill that well.

sister friend.

MarZel said...

Well, as you can see you are missed. But things cycle and you will return!!! Blessings my friend.

ginger@bearbits said...

Just stopped by to say hello and hope you are well.

Don said...

I think you have vanished.

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Just thinking of you my friend.
xoxoxo

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I sweet thing, just gave you an award on my blog! Hope all is well with you! Cheers

Pattee said...

Well now I'm worried Michelle....
It seems as if you DID vanish!!!!
Pattee

Donna said...

Hi M!!
We must have been under the same rock...funny that we didn't bump into eachother! =)

Hey, I saw your art piece over at Girl gone Thread Wild and it is beeuuutiful! And I recognize the bit of fabric inside, as you sent me a piece of it through mail love! Cool!

Hugs to you and I'm sending thoughts filled with inspiriation to you!

Donna
PS - I've changed my blog (for the zillionth time). Hope you can find me!

Christine said...

Hi Michelle~
I hope all is well....I've been so busy that I havent been visiting others blogs and barely writing blog posts...seems to be a current theme among people I've visited today. I do hope that you are well and that we'll see you back soon:)
Have a great week ahead~

femminismo said...

Hi, Michelle - I saw your blog on Grrl Dog's blog and thought I would stop by. I've slowed down a bit too. Hope you will be up to some great tricks soon and re-inspired along with me. Maybe the winter time is better for some. Summer is pretty busy! Let me know when you post again. Miss you - Jeanne

Sabii Wabii said...

Stop by just to say hi and let me know all is ok! it's been too long.

rebecca said...

hello my sweet...
missing you and sending you great love.
xoxoxox,
r

Marilyn said...

Hope you're doing well and taking care of yourself...miss you!
((hugs))

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I think the Deranged Misguided Bunny has taken you as hostage! I sure hope all is well and that you are enjoying your time off! Miss you sweet THANG! Cheers my friend!

Cat said...

R-U-OK?

Chris said...

I've been thinking about you. How's it going?

dkuroiwa said...

okay....so...I've been thinking about you too (Chris and I are on the same boat!).
I do hope that you are okay...and that all is groovy with you and yours. I was trying to get some motivation and creativity going, getting some stuff ready for the holidays and I can always get inspired from coming here...so, even if you're not "here" exactly...your vibes are still alive and well....
Take care of yourself, my dear...and I hope to "see you" again soon!!

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Brigit, the Pug said...

We are missing you!! I hope you email me a special question...I am doing free readings on the Play of Light and Shadow!! Email me at askthepug@gmail.com!!

Pugs and Licks,

Brigit

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Anonymous said...

It was very interesting for me to read that post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

bindu said...

I know what you mean - I've been away myself, for no reason, and am now slowly getting back ... hope you are well.

Misty's Creations said...

Miss you!!!!
Misty

lynne h said...

thinking of you and sending you solstice love, michelle! xo