Ebb and Flow
One week into our winter stay in the South West, I read a great article in a local publication by an area artist. She shared the rewards of living her creative life in a flexible but determined schedule. Starting the day very early, she had the time to center herself, get the priorities of the day in order, and keep her artistic goals first in mind. Painting/writing would then proceed in 1 1/2 - 2 hour chunks with planned breaks for mundane tasks, going for walks, taking a nap, etc., throughout the day.
I find I start the day with journaling, prayer and thankfulness, but too often fall off the rails after that. The laundry calls, vacuuming needs to be done, duty beckons. And my artwork slips in importance. So, I think, as a creative person, it makes for more sense to prioritize my artistic efforts and slip the "duties" in between. I give myself permission to focus on what is really important despite old conditioning! Thanks to artist/writer Myrna York, "Tubac Villager", for the good advice.
I'll let you know how this works! See you next week.
Artist Donna Arnold