With so many people on FB I often feel as though it's difficult to give my best to some of my closest people.
There are days when I just want and do, stay away from the computer. Problem is, it's part of our businesses these days and, therefore, important.
I love talking to people. Emails are ok and texts make me nuts. I don't mind a text or two but long conversations begin to numb my brain. I am obviously not a millenial.
FB has become a part of our lives. Remember that once it's THERE it's there for life. I can' believe adults forget this.
It's a great way to support others, make announcements, buy and sell, share and laugh.
Madeline, what came over you? I have no idea. I just felt compelled to write this.
Wishing a great day and the wisdom to balance that time on FB.
Madeline, just do it. Okay...I've been wanting this for a long time. It's a desire in me.
Enter, the reistence monster. "Racula". I named it Racula. The reason for this is because when we give that emotion of feeling a name, we can address it. Make sense?
Resitence often follows some of my greatest ideas and over the past some of them have evaported into the ether. It's too bad because those ideas will then be executed by another human. It's just the way it is.
Okay, so we aren't going to get into that too deeply here but I will tell you that when we name our fears and emotions they are brought to our level, in the human mind and we become aware that they are, in fact, not bigger than us. Simple, right?
It works and I do this. Almost immediately it becomes funny - well you know me, I'm always looking for a laugh, I am immediately put into a different frame of mind.
Now it's in a smaller form and I can look at it as the powerful Human that I know I am. It will never stop happening. I go to pick up a drawing pad or create a program, put an article together and just before that, and while the idea is burning in my head, RACULA RESISTENCE.
Racula, you are a pain in my butt. I have to go now and leave you here. Sound silly? Well that's it. It's silly. Right. Face that resistence.
Suggested Reading: "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield.
This was me and it still happens sometimes. I don't like it when it does and I know it's not good for us.
So, even thought that's not a paint brush, it is a part of our lives as artists.
Here's to your artistic abundance.
Totally understandable, obscenely frustrating and
just plain sad. The escape from burnout is important to our creative output.
There was a time when I worked until the early morning hours all the time and I was burnt to a crisp at one point. Of course, in today's world, print, cost and demand force us to make exceptions; not to even whisper the infamous "D" word. Deadline.
One of the ways that I have been able to to more and cut my time doing it is to block out some power hours. I focus only on that thing that I am doing and then I just go ahead and do it.
Creation is often, well, most of the time not and on - off button but when running a business there are things that we can do more effectively so we have more time for art.
Maybe you take care of your administrative work on Mondays and tie that in with marketing and sales. If you have a deadline for your art, you can chunk out days of the week when the kids are in school or you know that you will not be disturbed.
While this a brief post, it's a reminder that we need to take time for our business so we don't burn out on our art.
Have a great day.
ART LICENSING FROM my PERSPECTIVE