Early Summer Edges, 2007, Oil on Panel, 12x16
Well, tomorrow I am off for a few days to visit my mother.
I'll be back on Tuesday, but holy cow, things are gonna have to change! My daily schedule has slid into terrible disrepair over the last few months, ok, maybe closer to a year. I have gotten into the habit of sitting at the computer for a good part of the morning each day, taking care of blog related things (and we all know how much time that can take up!) and dealing with business and personal correspondence. This would be fine except it does tend to suck up most of my energy and by the time I get to work in my studio around noon, I am not always feeling it. I have managed to get by without it really affecting my work but I miss being really excited about painting. I am letting my energy drain away each day before I even get a chance to use it.
So I have to reorganize my days. I am going to get to work right away each morning and then do the office and blog stuff int the afternoons. Hopefully that will do the trick and get me motivated again. I am saying this all, out loud and in public because then I will actually do it right? Right. Heh.
I also really need to carve out a few hours a week to just play around with something besides oil painting and glazes. I should get myself over to the figure drawing classes on Monday nights as well. Doing other kinds of art is so important and I can't believe I have just let that go lately either. Time and space have been an issue there, but really, it's all about energy.
And I want mine back.