Monday, June 28, 2010

ADD and OCD


I am a little OCD...
not officially...
just what I've 'surmised' about myself.
I like to have a certain number of items in my Shop.

I even prefer to have a certain number of items
in each section of my Shop.
But...I work though these compulsions...
if I have an odd number of items...
I just let it be.
But...the shop count...well..
you all know my reasoning for that.

Though I must say...sticking with 12 to 15 items
in my Ending Soon Sale Section
helps with the amount of time I spend
putting that sale on 
and then discontinuing the items
that are left
when that sale is over.
Course...I'm not going to be able to
continue this section once I reach that
'magic' number...
otherwise I'll end up with an empty shop.

But for now...it appeases my Etsy OCD.

As for the ADD....well...let me just say...
the OCD in me decided that I needed to do
8 Creeper Carnival pieces...
but holding my attention long enough to complete
all 8 was quite the challenge.

I tend to want to work 'all over the place'...
I know that doesn't fare well with the
overall shop appearance
(which is what my OCD tells me I need to achieve)
but
doing a little of this and a little of that...
whether it goes together or not..
feeds my ADD.
It's a bit of a 'Catch 22'.

6 comments:

BlacknickSculpture said...

I think all artists have the traits you describe in varying degrees.

I'll often stop working on one project to begin something in an entirely different vein.

No sense denying an "itch" that needs scratching ;)

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

I try not to 'deny the itch'...I just have to try to 'manage' it...otherwise I'd probably have soooo many projects going all at once that I'd never get any of them done:)
I have boxes full of such projects that I've accumulated over the years.

Dyche Designs said...

Love this post . . . makes me wonder what my shop says about me. :0)

cArLa said...

i think it helps you set goals and stick to them... i say it's a good thing. we are a little bit ocd and add sometimes - i know i can be. have great week! xo

The Words Crafter said...

I'm sorry...I couldn't help but laugh, especially when your ADD self started talking to your OCD self...though I should be kinda scared that I not only followed it, but understood it!!! I'm that way about certain things, too. I think it's human nature. Um, what if I said I thought the Creepers needed a lion tamer (with a cat) and a clown car full of dogs and Creepers? Love this post! *grinning*

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

I may have to think about the 'lion tamer'...I wished I'd thought about it sooner.
I've ended the Carnival series...though I might do some individual pieces later on...so I'll keep your suggestions in mind:)