Monday, January 18, 2010

Energy and Time Drains = Creative Deficiency


rough draft of a potential time thief

This morning I started working on a list of energy and time drains in my life that need attention. As I wrote down items getting in the way of the creative flow, I started playing around with the thought of what a time thief would look like. Hmmm......

This is the second rough I did to get the ideas out of my head and onto paper. I envisioned a mouse (rat?) stealing some tidbit of ribbon with the words time and energy woven into it and disappearing into a  dark, dusty hole in the attic. There, the little thief would busy him/herself with tucking that sweet ribbon of energy and time into its nest for a touch of extra-cozy comfort!

When I am tempted to ignore or avoid one of those energy or time drains in my life (again), having this rough illustration reminds me that I'd rather add cozy comfort to my nest (life) rather than to a thief's!! Of course, if I really want to know what a time thief looks like, I simply need to go look in the mirror.....

7 comments:

  1. Me too, sure enough my face is in my mirror as a time and energy thief too.

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  2. I am the worlds worst procrastinator. UGH... that is the thief in this house.

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  3. I'm not just a procrastinator, I'm also easily distracted...

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  4. Great way to illustrate the thief. Takes the heat off of you Laure. lol
    I think we all have some relatives of this mouse in our lives.

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  5. Interesting idea -- giving a visual to what you need to try to avoid. Neat idea.

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  6. Hahaha! I so hear you. My Swiss Cheese Brain is my time thief. I don't even want to think what that looks like. I like your time thief image. It's concrete and is easy to take action against. Thank you for passing it on! (I can't wait to see a finished version!)

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  7. That is so true! How did you know I went over my set time limit on the phone today already? I better get off this computer and get back to work. Glad I'm not the only guilty one!!!

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