Just DO it!

Mosaic mirror

So this is what I’ve been working on for the past few days.
My second attempt at doing something mosaic style…well, sort of. More like mixed media really…but mainly old costume jewelry.
I can’t help but think this is what the inside of my mind looks like…some weird frenzied mosaic of all kinds of random bit’s and pieces. Busy, eclectic,haphazard, crazy…some real little jewels in there, but disguised, until you look real close.

I find that when I’ve got a lot on my mind, which I do, this whole business of the weird happenings in this house,stuff in my daughters lives, my own “stuff”…that it helps de-stress me to just get my fingers busy creating “something”.

I made the frame for the mirror and had it sitting there for at least two weeks…Tried methodically placing bits and pieces on it and nothing worked. I almost gave up…chucked the lot away…
Then, I just sat down the other night and began gluing like a possessed madwoman. Didn’t care how it would end up. Didn’t think about what made sense or how I would end up finishing it…The edges of course were always a concern.
Now, it may not appeal to everybody πŸ™‚ but who cares.
The fact is, it served it’s purpose at a time I needed it to and it also taught me a lesson.
Sometimes overthinking gets you nowhere but STUCK.
Frozen in your own uncertainty.
Paralyzed because you’re afraid of screwing something completely up.
Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and enjoy the PROCESS, rather than focus on the end result.
Perfection is always elusive, but getting lost in the joy of creating is something we as adults often forget to do.

I hope whatever you do…you throw yourself in wildly and passionately and simply ENJOY THE MOMENTS.

I think I’ve found the perfect little corner for some unexpected craziness.

Mosaic nook

About Tracy Lundgren

I am a people watcher,life observer, nature lover, spiritual seeker loving this crazy wild ride that life is taking me on. I am still a blank piece of paper waiting to be filled and that is good.
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15 Responses to Just DO it!

  1. Love the colours and you are right too much caution is taken in tasks or life. Throwing myself wildly and passionately into …blogging πŸ™‚

  2. Dan says:

    Love it.
    The first thing that this reminded me of was a four seasons mirror 😯 that I should have purchased but didn’t during one of our visits to Oberammergau while living in Munich.
    I have no idea how I made the connection. πŸ˜•
    Each quadrant depicted a Bavarian landscape scene with children playing and smiling.
    I regret that. 😦

    You’re very artistic when you don’t think Mrs. Madwoman. πŸ˜›
    “Sometimes overthinking gets you nowhere but STUCK.
    Frozen in your own uncertainty.”
    You get those feelings too hey? πŸ˜•
    It looks great. I think you’ve found the perfect spot for it. πŸ™‚
    But whatever you do, don’t let Snickers look into that mirror. πŸ˜‰

  3. desertrose7 says:

    No…he’d have those feathers in a heartbeat! :0

  4. First off BEAUTIFUL song RIGHT up my alley!!!
    I like cemeteries too.. they ARE very peaceful. I like to see the flowers ESPECIALLY the trees and plants. In Iowa they have a saying if you drive by a graveyard you have to hold your breath! WEIRD I know but you know country people!

    • desertrose7 says:

      Thanks Jasmine. πŸ™‚
      My kids always used to do the holding the breath thing too! Some cemeteries are so big they send you blue in the face, lol!
      Hey now….I’m still waiting to hear some of YOUR music. (I won’t forget!! πŸ™‚ )

      • Well I am just getting my money together to get studio time. I May is the month I’ll start and I will probably be recording until mid June. I am going to take my time with this one. I always RUSH and get produced by people who are not really into the project. SO this time I am taking my time! Sorry for the wait I’ll make it up to you I promise!

      • desertrose7 says:

        Ahh see, I forget…about studio’s and money and all that. Ok! Well, hope it all goes well for you! Have fun….that’s the main thing πŸ™‚

      • I’m TRYING to but as you know once an artist has to put money to anything it becomes a NIGHT MARE! so you can imagine!

      • desertrose7 says:

        Do you play an instrument as well as sing?

      • Yes I play guitar, cello and piano. I was exclusively playing guitar and singing but it was just not the right instrument. I was looking for a fuller sound so LAST year I decided to learn the piano and now I am ready to do my album. I call it Chamber Pop kind of Tori Amos Kate Bush kind of thing. It’s been challenging to get the cash together for the project we keep hitting roadblocks so it’s been tough. Like REALLY tough. I am not only digging deep to keep going I have removed the well and zip lined down with a hard hat and a flash light.
        I KNOW you know how it is. . . You write it it’s a struggle, You share it it’s a struggle.

      • desertrose7 says:

        Wow, you clever clogs you, all those instruments! The style you’re going for sounds fantastic. Love Tori Amos. Hey, you know, if you can teach yourself to play all those instruments, you can learn how to record at home. These days it’s not all that unaffordable to build up your own home studio. Worth looking into for the long term I reckon.

      • YOU are SOOO right! I would LOVE to record at home but I am kind of at the point where I’m like spread so thin right now I feel like I just can’t spread any further! Plus the 3 year old SWAKS like a MCKAW and my husband and daughter get into arguments like as soon as I am out of the room FOR SOME REaSON! So I’m sure most of my recordings would be like….
        I only play so many instruments because I am a wonderer. It’s something silly hearts world round do I guess!

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