Hi fellow blogging friends,

In case you are wondering why I haven't been visiting you all as much is that I am taking a much needed break.

I have been helping my elderly grandmother get her house affairs in order the past two weeks which has not left a lot of time for fun stuff or my art.

I will continue to be scaling back on blogging, art groups, and etc. to get my affairs in order. I will miss you all but please understand.

It is very time consuming to post on blogs. Quite a few of the linked artists on my blog rarely post a comment on mine. Not that I expect a comment back on each post but a hello every once in awhile would be nice. I will be operating in more of a reciprocal manner regarding posts in the future. Sorry if I am hurting any one's feelings but I can't continue to post on EVERY blog ALL the time.

A healthy & productive life needs balance. Please know that I will be back soon! '-)

Have a GREAT & creative week everyone.



Melissa Valeriote said...

What a wonderful Grandson you are! Hope things run smoothly for you. Have a productive week!

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Melissa ~ I really appreciate your kind words today. :)

PS: I am still loving my goodies!


Iva said...

Hang in there Chris! Sometimes those organizing tasks can be draining, but I'm sure your grandmother appreciates having your help. And...I completely understand about the time hog the computer can be. Relax, create and no worries!

Anonymous said...

Take care dear, and we will just see you when we see you, no biggy (:
I think you are very wise. *squench*

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Iva ~ I really appreciate your thoughtful note.

Hi Hat ~ Long time no speak, SO glad to see you here & thanks!

Hugs 2 BOTH of U,

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Chris~
Take that break! I think it's great that you helped your grandmother. Wish more people would take that cue to show some respect to our elders. I'm sure your grandma appreciated the help.

Have a nice siesta...

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Kristen I will! :)

My grandmother has appreciated all the help. She has done SO many nice things for me over the years, I felt it was the least I could do.


Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hey Chris~ Everyone needs a break now and then.

I hope everything goes well with your grandmothers house affairs. You are so sweet to help her.

Sorry if I haven't posted that much. I know what you mean about it taking alot of your personal time. I find it hard to create if I am on the computer all the time. It's funny, I noticed I got alot of stuff done these last couple of weeks and it is because I haven't been blogging as much!

So sit back and enjoy this time off. I notice I can be a little more creative if my mind is not filled with so much stuff if you know what I mean.

Big Hugs Kim

Designs by CK said...

Hi Kim ~ Thanks for your note and I TOTALLY agree! '-)


Patty Benedict said...


I don't know how you do it! Posting to all the blogs and groups your in!! Your always so nice to comment on artist works! It good to take time for yourself and family!
You know I'm a fan of your classic Monsters!!! More! More!

Bugs & Hisses

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Patty! I really appreciate your great note! :)

More monsters will be coming soon!

Spooky Hugs,

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Hope that all goes well with your grandmother...family must come first. I applaude you on having the courage to say that you just can't take to time to comment on each and every blog every day.....I feel that same way and I know that I'm guilty of not leaving comments because of the time issue.
I totally understand!
Have a great weekend!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Hey Chris, I'm glad I'm not alone in scaling back... it won't hurt my feelings just so ya know.

Blogging is very time consuming and well we all have lives to live outside of it, eBay and EHAG.


Designs by CK said...

Thanks Marie & Lori!

Hugs 2 BOTH of U
CK :)

~dani~ said...

Chris..Grams are the best!!! So, glad you took the time for her and yourself. My husband jokes that I sit home and play on a computer all day and sometimes get my hands dirty in clay. Blogging-marketing takes up so much time, it is seriously a part time job. Take as long as you need. We will still be here for you love.
Happy Resting~

Mica Garbarino said...

Chris. I totally know what you mean... I have scaled back myself.. I am reading the feeds which make it a lot quicker hence I do not have time to be i=on the computer.. since I home school, do my art and motherly wifey things. I love reading blogs but, they can be teedias going to each one and noone blogs for days... It is time consuming but I don't think you will be forgotten if you scale back either.. I may lurk once in a while here and leave comments when I can... You are much loved for being who you are and for you delightful spooky art as well. So don't worry .. you got a friend in me... by the way thanks again for helping me with that blog delema earlier in the week. I will pray for you and your Grammy to pull things together.. You must be an apple to her eye for helping out that way. Take care and don't be a stranger. Hugs, Mica

Mica Garbarino said...

P.s I love the spooky old dolly background you have going on.. cool!! Mica

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Dani & Mica ~ I truly appreciate the sweet comments! :)


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I always appreciate your kind comments and always enjoy seeing what fun things you've been creating. I really do understand the need for balance and that there is a "real" life beyond this virtual one. :)
Best wishes and prayers for you and your grandmother as you get things in order.


Designs by CK said...

What a sweet comment Cathy & thanks for being U. :)


Diane MacNaughtan said...

Hello Chris, You are one of the kindest people I know... I'm sure your grandmother adore's you and appreciates all your help. I understand you having to scale back, I have done the same , but try to get on once a week. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a Birthday wish, you made my day! I hope you get a little relaxing time for yourself :)

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Diane you are so sweet! :)


http://loveconquersall.typepad.com/my_weblog/ said...

Hey Chris~ your never forgotten, I to have to visit when I can. We all love to visit each other...but "God knows" we don't have all the time in the world to to this...!

*Will miss you around, but your family is whaaaayyyy more important!!;-)) Your grandma, will only cherrish you all the more for helping her out.


janell berryman artist-owner said...

Your grandmother will be so grateful. Its important to do what's right and to take the time. Good for you!

As far as the blogging thing goes, I get there... it just takes me longer. Blogging is fun but getting the family taken care of, work, chores, it all adds up at the end of the day. Finding that balance is hard. You MUST know that even if I dont post all the time I still think your awesome and love your art work. xoxoxo

Designs by CK said...

Aw shucks Janell & DITTO!!! :)

Spooky Hugs,