Monday, October 24, 2011

Time's awasting

The title is a good Southern term for "hurry're wasting time". I painted this item for my Etsy Shoppe last year but it never made it into my shoppe. At the time I decided I didn't like it so I took it apart with the intention of painting a different design on it. Hmmm, I don't know why I did that but the deed is done and now I need to think of something else to paint on this piece of wood. It's been sitting in my "to do" pile for over a year. I'm thinking I will turn it into a Christmas time piece. Wouldn't little mice be cute climbing up the "hickory dickory dock...?  Oooops, I digress...what I want to ask you ever do something like this; you know put a lot of time and effort into something and then "think" you don't like it so you discard it, or set it aside for something else?  I'm not sure why I decided I didn't like this; maybe it's because I don't really decorate for halloween (more so for fall) so I couldn't appreciate how it could be used. It's designed to look like a very large pocket watch; the face is about 6 inches in diameter. It would be cute draped around a dining room chair or coat rack; possibly draped around the knobs of an old cupboard; most of you could probably visualize its use better than me.  This whole effort seemed wasted.

I don't like wasting time, but I do it anyway.  I wonder if we could count all the time we waste how much time would ring up on the "time wasted meter".  I shutter to think about that number. What if we had to give account for every moment we wasted when we stand before God...that's even more frightening and creates a shutter that ripples all the way to my toes.  When I think about this, I am so thankful I have an Advocate who reminds God that I am merely human and His sacrifice covered all my unworthiness with His Worth.

Btw, I am feeling much better.  Thank you for your sweet well wishes!

Til next time....



TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Willa - I love it as a Halloween piece!! (But, of course I would...I'm sure it'll look adorable done up for Christmas as well, but seems a shame to undo this wonderful work....

I think we all "waste" time....but it's been said time you enjoy wasting isn't really wasted. I dunno - all I know is I'm not getting done what I used to and need to!

Wishing you a blessing-filled week....Glad to hear you're on the mend....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Willa, I know I waste time. I think the deadline is so far away and next thing I know, it needs to get done!!!! I love the piece as is. You should have put it on Etsy this year. Then if it didn't sell, then redo it!!!
Glad your feeling better.

Carol said...

Well, I think you did it right the first time :o) It'd make a great Halloween piece.

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