Woke up this morning, early. Too. Early. It amazes me how I cannot sleep in. I was up til 2am painting last night and still woke up at 7:30. Now I didn’t say I woke up completely motivated and ready to start the day, but awake nonetheless. Sigh. Awaiting me in the kitchen, last night’s projects. One oval canvas, one round canvas and four rectangular canvases all white and ready to be painted upon. Six surfaces, waiting for some sort of resolution.
One thing that I struggle with is maximizing productivity on my days off. If I don’t watch out, hours will pass by and leaving me wondering, ‘hey, where did my day go? And, more importantly, what did I accomplish?’ It is a constant battle to make time for art, to clean and organize around home, and to get things done for school. (Notice I didn’t include spending time with John in this list because he always supersedes any item on any list, awwwwww) One thing that I have started to do is to work in ‘rounds’, rotating my activities in timed increments. I even set the timer on my phone. I will work on my art for x-amount of time. The alarm rings. I will move to cleaning up for x-amount of time, etc, etc. I know that this seems very regimented, and it is. But when I can be disciplined in this way, it works for me, and I don’t re-awaken from zoning out on the couch and find that I was wasting my time watching a Real Housewives marathon. (Yes, guilty.)
So far so good. I really like to document my progress. This helps me reflect on how I work, and make assessments on my productivity. As for today, off to a good start. I have six pieces in-progress. Still working with the face going off the bottom of the picture plane, still exploring specific words layered and intertwined to form hair structures. Love. Life. Truth. Self. Laughter. Inspiration. Just some things on my mind. Started to experiment with exaggerating my favorite facial feature, the eyes. Definitely inspired by the artwork of my friend, Jessie, who is an amazing artist and a big motivator for me right now.
Now, a trip to Michaels (of course) and trip to pick up my work from the PBSC show could derail me, but I am hoping I will be able to get back on track, so to speak, once I return from these errands.
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG