Friday, February 26, 2016

02/26/15 - "Get Messy Habit" Week #4

It's Friday!
You know what that means!
(Or maybe you don't!)

It's time to share an art journal page I created this week in order to keep my commitment to my
Get Messy Habit.

A reminder of what that is:
A group inside the "Get Messy" group.
As part of that group I have made a commitment to post at least one Art Journal page a week on a day I designate.
Friday is my day.

Here goes!
This one is kind of  silly, but the story behind it not-so-much.

"I Gotta Have More Cow Bell"

I've been really down about my job lately.
It's no secret that I don't like it...but lately it's been getting worse.
I have this overwhelming feeling that I'm wasting my time doing something I simply don't care about.
I have no drive or motivation any longer.
I have absolutely ZERO passion for what I do and honestly I cannot imagine having to do this for another 25 years!
But the thing is I need my job.
My husband is self-employed which means we are never guaranteed his paycheck... although for as long as we've been together we've never had an issue...  and he has no benefits now or for the future.
So I work to have a steady income and to make sure we have insurance and for OUR FUTURE.
As much as I would love to just walk out of my workplace and NEVER look back... I can't.
This makes me sad and makes me feel stuck.

What does this have to do w/ my art journal page?
I was thinking, "Since I can't leave, what do I need to make my time here more bearable?"
Unfortunately I didn't come up w/ anything useful...
But while thinking,  the quote "I gotta have more cowbell!" popped into my brain.
My brain always wants to veer to "the silly".
I googled photos of cowbells and used them as reference to draw my own.
And of course added the quote that inspired my page.
I used sharpies, stencils, and free-hand drawing for this page.
At first it was just the "cowbell" and the quote but I felt like it needed a little something more so I added the red lines.

Excuse the wrinkles... my art journal is a cheap Target Dollar Spot notebook that I absolutely love, but it gets beat up sometimes, especially since I carry it around w/ me.
Someday I may upgrade but for now, it works for me!

In conclusion...
My job may not get better but it did inspire a page I had fun creating!
And for now, that will just have to do.

Finally,  in case you don't know where the quote comes from, watch this:
And w/ that I leave you...
Have a good weekend!


  1. LOL!! I love why you came up with this!! And I feel ya ... can't stand my job either, but it is what it is :)

  2. I hate hearing that both you and Julie hate your jobs. I don't know what you do, but there must be something more enjoyable that utilizes your many skills and will still provide $ and benefits. What is it you don't like about it? Is it something inherent about the job (like hating the site of blood when working as an OR doctor) or is it because of bad coworkers, irritating customers, or something like that? I don't want you to be unhappy for the next 25 years if there's anything (besides cowbell) that can be done about it. :(

  3. Sometimes being an adult sucks...I hear my husband daily wishing he could change jobs too, but responsibility kicks in...some day will be here before you know it.


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