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18 May 2011


Finding the time...

by Artistically Mused

The Artist's MindWell it has been a few weeks since my last post and like all of us I had become so consumed with my daily "to do's" that I actually lost track of time. I am officially off for the summer, and although my schedule has opened up, I find myself still wanting for time. This got me thinking about the importance of "me" time more than ever.

To often we are so consumed in our obligations that we place an all important "to do" on the bottom of the list - 'take care of me'.

For me, as well as most artists I know, art is what "takes care of us." It is paramount that we find the time to nurture our creativity; it is what soothes our soul, centers us and make our commitments that much easier to keep. Creating is just as important as each breath we take.

"The Artist's Mind (1)"
Medium: Acrylic on hand-stretched canvas

Throughout the months of February and March I set a goal to do a painting a day for fifty days, and although it was difficult at times I achieved this goal. In the process I found my spirit and my creative inspiration, both of which have been hiding behind my obligations for so very long. The sad thing is that when the 50 in 50 was done, it did not take me long to fall back into the habit of making myself available to everyone else but me.

Starting May 23 I will be pursuing a new goal - a whole new series for an upcoming solo show. I am excited for the opportunity and terrified for what I will find within myself in the process. I know that no matter where the process takes me, it will be key in taking care of me. I will be blogging throughout the process to hopefully impart to all of you some the wisdom I find along the way.

Stay tuned...


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