Well, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to blog more frequently, and here it is:
The last day of the first month in 2013, and I am just now getting to a new post. My other resolutions, such as the usual exercise routine, blah, blah, blah, hasn’t worked to my advantage either, but I can “justify” it with all kind of excuses. Only one makes any sense to me, and that is “it’s so hard to fit it into my schedule.” The other is the fave of the lizard brain: ” tomorrow is another day.” The lizard will win out on this one but I am promising myself that I will somehow balance the studio time with the rest of life…um, yeah, starting next month.
At least this month has been all about art. I was able to visit the Chihuly exhibit in nearby Richmond while visiting friends and family in mid-month, and during the week days, I have been swamped with commissions for home originals, so that is good. The lizard whispered that all he wanted to do was curl up and hibernate with the snugglies ( a pet name for my pet studio assistants.) I ignored the call and got up, dressed, and showed up anyway, which makes for a much happier camper.
Prior to writing this, I saw stats that informed me that over a thousand spam comments had been averted from appearing on my post pages. That’s another thing that is probably a curse for the artist: the temptation to be socially plugged in. Is it going to kill me or make me stronger if I miss a day checking my Facebook news feed, Twitter tweets, (does that make me a bad tweep?), etc., etc, etc. (Yes, I have that many connection sites but I refuse to get involved with Instagram or Pinterest.) Hey, people… I need some time for me, and I am going to find it… starting tomorrow.
p.s. Even this post is repeating itself, and I cannot delete it… does that mean it’s time to call it a day? I think so.
Hey, people, I need some time for me, and I am going to find it… starting tomorrow.