Posts Tagged ‘time’

Carve it out, Make a decision

February 7, 2012

Up in the wee hours of the morning. Trying to make time for fitness and art. 

Carving out time for peace and creativity takes effort, but it is worth it and makes the days move along much more smoothly. 

When I show my Iart–person to person, they are always stunned at how I can, ”get that done” or ”wish I had time to be creative.”  I wonder at these statements. 

I don’t spend a  lot of time on tv, I probably spend way too much time on the computer, and I don’t go barhopping. Those things that I do not do give me time between full time work, commuting, home work help for my son and other mom/adult jobs to get creative and get fit. 

Granted, they are not long lazy hours of creative thinking. I am thinking of ideas all the time and when I am ready, I go to my list/notes/sketchbook and get focused. 

I also like to have my stuff out. Out as in covering the art table, on open shelves so I can see what I am looking for rather than digging around for it which leeches away creative time. 

And since time with family is very important, I wake up early on weekends too. The boys love to sleep in. I take those extra hours and put them to use as well.

Some say, focus your artistic endeavors. limit yourself to one or two media and push yourself in these areas. For some folks, I think that is fine advice. Stretch yourself as an artist. I don’t seem to be able to do that. I become bored, or lose interest. I am thinking ADHD, undiagnosed  😀

But it works for me. I am happy with what I am accomplishing. And no, I have not gone truly public with my art, not posting regularly, but, I am going to carve out another 15 minutes for that beginning this next weekend. i have a goal. 

Honestly, I have been quilting and crocheting and painting for such a long time and have avoided taking pictures of my work so that I would not be asked to make the same thing over and over again Utterly boring in my opinion. 

Though I am considering working in a series. That may be something to focus on during the summer when my time is not as scheduled as it is now.

Well, this is my 15 minutes….got to go get some painting done.

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Inspiration begets inspiration

April 14, 2010

so, I joined a new group today. Let us see if I figured out the badge thing or not.

I had a lovely day creating with my son. He took nearly 200 pictures and we made a movie on Picasa. we added a sound track. It was a wonderfully fun time even though I desperately wanted to work on something else. To see his creativity and imagination shine through and his excitement at seeing his creation come to life in a movie, was wonderful. just wonderful. that is inspiration to get my stuff done a little later. I am grateful to have been allowed to be a part of his vision. What a gift.