Friday, August 19, 2016

A Scatterbrained Ditz

Several years ago, someone meeting me for the first time, later described me as "a scatterbrained ditz with a short attention span".


Fortunately, that person is no longer in my life, because I think I'm pretty good about starting a project and seeing it through.


Yesterday I painted and stenciled a chippy old box and now Steve has a little herb garden on the porch.


This morning I was cutting flowers in the garden


when I noticed the window hanging over a garden bench was looking sad.


 I may be a little bit ditzy because I dropped the flowers and headed to the computer to look for a quote for the window.


I found this cute sign at The Country Workshop so I grabbed my stencils to embellish the window.


I went back to cutting flowers to create a bouquet.


Then I had to snap a pic for Instagram,


but after I posted the picture, I thought the space looked lopsided


and needed a little height by the flowers.


The GARDEN sign was just leaning against a bench in the garden so it was added to the flowers.


And of course I had to take another photo


or maybe a whole bunch of photos and I ended up moving the flowers into the house.


Then I remembered that I started rearranging the entry on Tuesday and I haven't finished it yet.


Okay, maybe I am a scatterbrained ditz!

45 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

No your not. Maybe the woman that made the comment is a ditz.

Your are always making beautiful vignette's, sewing, painting and working in the garden.

Enjoy your weekend.

Mary

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Not scatter-brained or attention deficient.............just busy, creative and multi-tasking often, that's all.

Your creations are fabulous and look awesome and, well, keep up the good work, regardless of how many different things you do prior to completion, right?

Have a very happy weekend!

bj said...

so what if we love taking photos, picking flowers and buying beach houses......!!!! xoxoxo
i don't have a beach house (bummer) but I look out every single day to a gorgeous swimming pool that belongs to our son...we are blessed...

bobbie said...

But such a talented one!!!

Hugs ~

Laurie said...

Scatterbrained? No way, not you! Creative? For sure!

Blondie's Journal said...

You are what you believe you are. Cut toxic people like that out of your life. I think you are wonderful!

jane

Helen Philipps said...

Super creative and with a wonderful eye for decorative balance is a better description of what you are!! You have never ever come across as a scatterbrained ditz on your blog Carol...far from it x
Helen xox

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I had to laugh, because I'm sure this is what people have said about me too. Then your description of yourself, sounded so familiar to me.

Creative people are always moving from one thing to the next, it is part of the process.

Keep having fun and being creative. Your posts are a delight to many.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Funny! You made me think of the children's books featuring a little mouse "When you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk...." and it goes on and on how one thing leads to another throughout the whole book to the end. Not scatterbrained, very creative!

ANNE said...

Hmmm is that another way to say creative genius?? Because you certainly are my dear! and anyone who feels the need to criticize others is not happy in his/her own soul.

Have a wonderful day! xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You were smart to no longer keep company with someone who would be so rude! I unfortunately have to work with a few folks that I can't avoid, and who have taken liberties to say unflattering and unedifying things about me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When we create, we are creating not only the beauty we see, but it shows us who we are. We are vigorous visionaries who get the job done when we say it's done!

Awesome work. Love what you did with the window, Carol!

Kim said...

None of those words would ever come to mind if I were to describe you, Carol. I would say creative, vivacious, adventurous, thoughtful and kind...just to name a few! Enjoy your decorating passion and the manner in which you do it. Your talent brings joy to a lot of people, including me!! :)

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful pictures...
Always so nice visiting you and your lovely blog!
Titti

Pam Richardson said...

Ditzy, I think not! But super talented would come to my mind...love your garden! Pam @ Everyday Living

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol OMGosh I too would of unfriendled that person! All creative people have ideas of creativity constantly flowing through their thoughts and we're alway in motion! Love your changes... Now off to go stage my photo shoot. Oh and I love your fresh herbs container you made.
xoxo,
Vera

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think you are an energetic person and can just zoom from one thing to another and sometimes forget what you were doing, but gosh, you do it so well.
hugs!!

Dawn said...

Funny how we always remember the unkind comments :( I can't believe the variety of flowers you have blooming right now. My fall things bloomed really early this year and I think they'll be done long before fall decor season. I always enjoy seeing your creations, I don't think you're a ditz at all :)

Linda said...

Well, you are delightful and the world would be a better place if more of us were 'scatterbrained ditzes with short attention spans!' I bet your 'friend' was just jealous!!

Susie said...

Carol, You make me laugh. There's times I think we can all fall into that category or one near it. Let's start a club. LOL I loved the herb box...sweet. The window with the quote is cute too. I think you are a lover of life and enjoy sharing it.. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

baili said...

You are blessed with talent dear loved your arrangements loved the sad flowers beside the window so pleasant

baili said...

You are blessed with talent dear loved your arrangements loved the sad flowers beside the window so pleasant

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

One thing leads to another at our house too. People who aren't scattered brained don't get anything done.

Patty Antle said...

Love your projects. ditz? I don't think so.

Jann Olson said...

If you're a scattered brain ditz, what does that make me? lol! Far from it girl. You are an amazingly talented gal. Yeah, sometimes you get side tracked, but don't we all? That's what makes life so fun for us ditz! :)
hugs,
Jann

Stacey said...

You get more done than I do every single day. I'm glad that rude person is no longer in your life.

Melanie said...

I think that's terrible that someone said that about you! You are far from a scatterbrained ditz. Creative and energetic, yes!

Poppy said...

If a ditz can be defined as a person who decorates her home in a delightful and dazzling manner, than you are definitely the epitome of ditz and I am a ditz wannabe!:))

Poppy

Blondie's Journal said...

That's a word that can encompass a lot. I think creative for the most part. You are 'all over the place' and thats a good thing.

I love the window and the stenciled words are perfect. I think it just looks a little lonely on that wall...perhaps something on each side??? I'm sue you will figure it our, my friend!

Jane

Summer said...

Your creativity is awesome ♥ The box and the window are both beautiful ♥


summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

I think people who have a creative touch and an eye for possibility might just be scatterbrained -- but in the best sense of the word! They have so many ideas and enthusiasm that they can't focus on just one project at a time, their creativity is spewing in far too many directions. I'd far rather be scatterbrained than organized and focused! Great post~

Junkchiccottage said...

Don't you just love what comes out of people's mouths sometimes. I think since we love change and being creative in our spaces we can be a little Ditzy. I would look at that as a compliment lol! Love your stencil on the window. Looks wonderful Carol.
Have a great new week.
Kris

Susan said...

If this is ditz I need more of it.

Art @ Home said...

You are not even on my ditz radar. I really love the quote for your window. So cute!

Libby said...

Do you think it really is that creative people move/jump from one thing to another? I've always had trouble staying focussed on one project...there are just so many out there. But then again, I know in my case that procrastination definitely plays a part. We're all different and unique, and that is just what is so special!!!

podso said...

You just have lots of ideas and a good eye for what needs or wants to be done! At least you came back to things you started!

Debby said...

You are just creative. Love all the pictures.
Sometimes I go from one thing to the next and back again. Sometimes I will totally walk around in a circle before I decide where to stop.
Love the window.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

All your projects are lovely and I really admire how much thought you put in each of your pictures!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

LOL no you are not :) Love what you did with the window and the entire arrangement there !

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

People are amazing, what comes out of their mouths, shame on them. You have tons of creativity and talent. I wonder if you actually rest and enjoy the view?? Love your window change and other projects.

Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I"m the same way - always jumping from project to project. I like to think that it's just the way a creative mind is wired, lol!

Deborah Will said...

Love your creations and I jump around too, but sure not that creative.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love seeing all your beautiful photos!!
~Cindy

Trina said...

Not scatterbrained ditz at all, just a busy creative brain. You reminded me of the "if you give a mouse a cookie" type book and I love it!

Carla said...

Not scatterbrain just way too many ideas to try out
Cute window idea

Carla said...

I think there's a little scatterbrain ditz in all of us at one time or the other. Then for some it's 100% but I believe you fit in that category.
I know I'm about 40% there. LOL
Love the new re-arrangements