Sometimes life gets in the way of making art. That’s where I’ve been for the past few weeks. Now I’m looking for ways to sneak in small periods of making art into my hectic schedule.
I’m helping my dad downsize and move. My studio at the Ashland Art Center had to be dismantled and temporarily moved while new carpeting was installed on the entire second floor. And then there was painting prior to the carpet being removed. Then there was the lighting that needed to be replaced with new track lighting.
Needless to say, I have not had much time to be in my home studio. I’m not sure I even know where it is any more. I come home exhausted and crawl into bed. I need to do art in order to recharge my batteries, but I’ve been too tired at the end of the day.
Today, however, I carved out an entire hour to claim as my own. I think that is why I have been much more productive today. It’s amazing. I need to remind myself that by giving myself time to do my art, I can accomplish much more in the non-art time of my day.
I also started a new journal called my “No Expectations Journal.” I have it sitting by my bed. Now, instead of checking my email and such, I take a half hour or so before retiring each night and just do something in my journal with no expectations for it to be any good at all. It’s lifted a weight off my shoulders. I can do art and not try for any sort of perfection. I love it!
I’d love to hear from you as to how you make time to do art when your days become increasingly busy.
Here’s to creating time for creating, Candy