Tuesday, February 03, 2009


When Emma was a little girl, she used to refer to “thinking” as thimpking. I try to remind myself of this when I’m tempted to take myself too seriously, which happens way more than it should, quite frankly.
Lately I’ve been frustrated because I’m in the middle of several projects where there’s no end in sight. I know self-help books tell you to congratulate yourself after taking even baby steps toward a major goal. But I’ve never been much good at that I’m afraid. My all-or-nothing nature can’t relax until things are neatly tied up …or not so neatly as is often the case.
Still, you do have to take a break from striving once in a while, and that’s where playing with pixels comes in handy for me. I can often finish something in Photoshop in one sitting—and it’s become a form of art therapy for me.

So what does thimpking actually look like? Not sure that I know, but I took a stab at it anyway. (Oh, who am I kidding? I just needed an excuse to fool around!)


irenka said...

Nice job with that fooling around.

nancy said...

very cool, nancy

A bird in the hand said...

Once upon a time, I read all the self-help books around, then one day, I saw the light threw them all out. And went on my own merry way. Do what comes naturally to you, that;s the way, and you don't need a book to tell you that --xxoo

José said...

This therapy session went very well. Direct beautiful result and so much cheaper than a shrink. :)

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Unique! And I barely know what my PhotoShop DOES other than color correcting my photos!