"Your Fortune is On the Line" ... oil ... 14"x18" ... SOLD
Painting in the red background was kind of phosphene-inducing; I had to keep looking away every few minutes and readjust my eyes. It was worth it to get to the dessert, though! Painting the ribbon, the wire and the fortune cookie was a real treat.
I feel very fortunate. I love my life and I love that I am able to paint and make a living. I do wonder sometimes why it is so hard to get to the easel some days, to do what I love!
So this is what's on my mind today: Time Management.
I don't have anything really clever or insightful to say; but I'm hoping you do.
- How do you manage your painting time?
- How do you juggle creating with all the other must-do's?
And for the other 6-8 hours? Well, you know: you've got a long list of must do's, too. Some art related: prep canvas, get framing, package, deliver, post; contact your galleries, buyers; enter shows; photograph art work, update your blog, your website, your mailing list. And the day to day must do's: bills, errands, house keeping, shopping, cleaning. And I know many of you also have one or more jobs to go to, and family to be with. How do you do it all?
The one single thing that seems to work for me is this: First thing in the morning, plant myself in front of the easel, and pick up a brush. What works for you?
Good wishes to all this week, especially Steven Walker (whom I admire immensely) who is shipping a big parcel of paintings this week... and who undoubtedly paints 20 hours a day plus teaching his classes.