Monthly Archives: March 2014

brain cells and shopping

dolly mama I've accumulated a lot of knowledge blog picOK, I’m honestly starting to scare myself!  I, single handedly figured out how to add the “Pin it” button to my images on my website.  I do not know where or how I figured it out without crashing my whole site. . . but I did it!  I feel like a kid who just learned to tie her shoes!  This part of my newly found brain is fabulously smart and I wonder where it has been my whole life. . .I seriously could have used it about a dozen times. . . just in the past hour!

I wasn’t always like this.  In my day, about 100 years ago when we walked to school uphill and barefoot, I was what one would call a “smart girl”.  So when did the brain cells decide to jump ship?  And how did I get them back at the age of 50?  Here is my theory. .

When my daughter Zoe was born 20 years ago, I breast-feed her for 8 months until she weaned me.  About that time I noticed I became a raving idiot . . .and you know why?  My daughter had sucked my brains out through my nipples.  You can’t make this stuff up!  So why now, after 20 years, have I acquired a brain Einstein would be proud of?  Maybe aliens came down and are using me as a test dummy.  Seems appropriate. . . maybe I had a secret filing cabinet in the back of my head that was miss filed all these years and when I clocked myself on the head with a shoe (don’t ask) I jarred the filing cabinet open.  I don’t know; but I guess I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.  I should go share my brilliance with the world . . .or. . . I could go shopping. . .being fabulously smart is exhausting!

2 Responses to brain cells and shopping

  1. Nancy McKneely says:

    I have been sitting here in laughter tears! Your blog is soooo funny, and I love your dolls and your whimsical outlook on life. Please know that if laughter is the best medicine, my Gallbladder problem is now healed! Thank you!

    • joey says:

      Hey Nancy,

      Now that I realized I need to “approve” the blog comments (go figure. . .I have no filter with my mouth; but my blog does!) Anyhoo. . .thanks for the reply, it’s been one of those days and your email made me happy! Hope you are having a fabulous day!

I am woman, I am amazing, I am tired!

studio blog 1I won’t even start with the amount of brain cells I have wasted trying to get this freak’n site up . . . the filing system in my head does not have enough space to comprehend crap like this and create!  I deserve a king size “A” with a gold star and a plaque!  The problem is, I seem to be the only one who thinks so!  I am thoroughly mentally exhausted   You need to understand, I am not a woman who spends a lot of time thinking.  I am more of a jump then learn to swim kind of girl.  Smoke literally came out of my head while I spent two weeks obsessing over what type of site I was gong to re-build and then two more weeks trying to build the site (in between crying and thinking I can’t do this).  I could of paid someone to build the site for me; but I am too cheap, I could have bought a template and we wouldn’t be having this conversation, but nooooooooo. . .I had to buy Headway Theme and design it myself from scratch!  I even did some coding, (which I always thought was what happens when you die!)  I have learned more in the past month about building web-sites then I have learned in my 50 years being here!  It’s time to get back to my studio which used to be neatly organized before I turned into this person who thinks before she leaps,  my   e-mails have piled up and I think I lost the dog under all of the paperwork, not to mention I haven’t designed a damn thing!  I think I need to re-boot (look at me, using computer lingo), go buy me a new filing cabinet and of coarse. . . . a pair of shoes!  Even computer geniuses needs to look good!








3 Responses to I am woman, I am amazing, I am tired!

  1. jennifer says:

    Joey, I just found you and your blog…via the magazine…Where Women Create.
    You crack me up….I love your sense of humor. I’m 53, have curly hair and I’m an artist as well. :) And like you, my daughter weaned me after 7 months….allowing me to see just how much my brain had changed…and not for the better. That was almost 19 years ago and unlike you….I haven’t found my filing cabinet yet.
    The art you create is charming and uplifting. I hope the best for you and I will visit your blog often!

    • joey says:

      Hey Jennifer,
      Crap, now I will have to write more then one blog a month! I swear, I thought it would be easy, I have so much to say to myself in my studio but as soon as I start to write the blog, I got nothing! Thanks for the kind words artist with the curly hair! Happy creating!

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I am a retired special needs preschool teacher looking for the me to become. My whole life I have identified myself with teaching and kids, both of which are now in my past. I always thought that I would be more than busy after I retired with all of the crafts, sewing, gardening, etc. that I love to do. But I no longer have an identity. Who am I? My work room is unfinished, My kids are grown and gone, My grandkids are far away, My husband is always busy with teaching and his interests, I have no friends who do not work. THEN I found your sight in Where Women Create. I love your drawings, your attitude, your little sayings, and your web site. I also understand your difficulty with the setting up of your site. My youngest child is in the same process of putting her art work on line and designing it all herself. It is up and she is still working out some glitches. Anyway, after reading your back ground and all of the cards you have up, I am energized to get up to the third floor and finish getting my room organized and start working with my craft stuff. Thanks for the kick in the pants and I will continue to read your blog for more inspiration.