My intentions are good

Sometimes I feel a little mad
But don’t you know that no one alive
Can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem to be bad
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Baby, sometimes I’m so carefree
With a joy that’s hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that all I have do is worry
Then you’re bound to see my other side…
the animals (B.Benjamin/S.Marcus/C.Cadwell)

Inspiration Mosaic August 2011 collected by @ihanna
Inspiration mosaic, August 2011. View big.

It is never my intention to leave this blog hanging for more than one or two days in a row. But sometimes it happens like that, and it makes me feel bad. And for a week to pass without a blog post, or even a session with my Art Journal – I feel stressed out.

I took time yesterday for a two hour doodle session with my dear art journal, but no posting about it (yet). And from now on I promise never to make a promise about upcoming posts if they’re not ready to go. Life just gets in the way otherwise, and I mostly disappoint myself. My intention was to post all the fun things I’ve been hinting about – but then there were boxes to empty, food to cook, clothes to wash… And at night, when I come home from work, I’ve been so tired that turning on the computer is not an option. I know you understand.

I hope you’ll enjoy the August mosaic (above) until I come back. I plan more posts but nope, no more promising when the next one will be up… Probably soon though, if I know myself.

Happy September Creativity everyone!

14 Responses

  1. Aw, Hanna. *hugs* I understand this. So often, I have mentioned something that I planned to do in a post, and then I wasn’t able to complete it. It makes me feel so bad. Of course, this happens to me a lot offline as well, with things that I tell myself that I will do… and then don’t.

    But, that said, I’m glad that you’re back. You are missed when you don’t post.

  2. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Most of your readers/friends will totally understand. Hope you are settling in to your new place! Looking forward to seeing you here again, whenever (and however often!) you are moved to post.

  3. I enjoyed looking through your mosaic…great picks! While I miss your posts, I (and most everyone else, I’m sure) understand that there are times when the “stuff of life” has to come first. No pressure! We enjoy whatever and whenever you post! :-)

  4. I understand completely! Your last few weeks sound like mine. I’ve had good intentions to pay everyone blog visits, post, etc., but Blogland had to wait because things in real life couldn’t. Just had an opportunity to spend some art time today, and it was food for my creative soul! Felt sooooo good! Hope you have some art time soon! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  5. When I saw your blogtitle (and ONLY the title) you got me humming that same song immediately! Ha!!! We all know what you describe dear, and I guess we all know the feeling of ‘guilt’ about it – mostly because we let ourselves down while the readers forgive. I do. I love to read your posts – if it’s the next day or the next week!

  6. oh Hanna life sometimes gets in the way of all our best intentions…. don’t be hard on yourself… when i saw your blog title i knew immediately where it came from… u’ve brought me back memories of my teenage years and the Animals were one of my favourites… it’s a lovely sunny late afternoon here in London and i’m on the patio with my cat Earl Gray and i’m just going to get out that CD and play it, i’m already humming it…. all the best and tag det langsammet, hope i said that right XX

  7. Blogging is not a life or death thing, lovely Hanna. If life gets in the way of completing blogposts, the wonderful thing is that the blog and your readers will still be here when you get back into it. Be gentle on yourself. Life is hard enough on us !
    Happy Creating !

  8. Don’t let the stress get too big. Take time to breathe and doodle.
    Big changes in my life right now are making me more tired too. I’m lucky enough to be able to come home between work hours which, I know, is not the case for most people. Maybe you could make yourself a mini zen garden (sand + mini rocks + small fork to make sand doodles) or a portable shrine to meditate (in a small tin box.)
    Big hugs,

  9. Hi Hanna,

    Don’t despair, this will give us a chance to look through your older posts, always enjoyable and inspiring. Janice

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