"This means for me, lots of reading, thinking, looking at and noticing
things, and most importantly, just painting. I allow myself to wander
around, both outside and in the studio, "
Deborah's post in my inbox today is a serendipitous affirmation. For me whether in a list or a mental note, my every day must have time for me. I am not talking pedicures, or my favorite tv shows. I crave the alone time for research and development which is the heart and core that fills the well to create. I am guilty of busying myself and suffer the loss of that vital element when I fail to give myself the gift of time, to be in the moment. I believe it is part of my job as an artist to show people what in their busy day to day lives they might be missing. How can I if I am missing it too? We as artists "see" because we take the time to look and to be. When making that list I stay aware of my preferences in the creative spectrum which Bill Weaver discusses in the ARTISTScenter. I am checking it twice for balance, prioritizing, streamlining and if I must schedule, I will list hours to just be. Peace be with you.