I feel my fortune of ideas is getting the short shrift. I have not been managing my time well! My artistic ideas are getting curt treatment. I have been spending my early mornings in front of the computer, doing what I am doing right now. First I use Photoshop to prepare publication-ready images of the art I created the day before. Then I write my blog. While here I look at my email, do other daily organizing tasks, then eat breakfast. It is late morning by the time I get to the studio. This schedule results in some of my best and brightest energy being used up. That is wrong. Energy is like a reservoir. It is limited in depth and width. I am reversing this poorly chosen manner of living by writing this blog now, at the end of my creative day, rather than at the beginning.
During the last several years I believe it benefitted me to write the blog just prior to my going to the studio. It was a way to assess the previous day's work. It allowed me to question myself and the validity of each day's work just prior to making it again. I do not need this any longer. My manner of making art has changed. There is no need to assess yesterday's work because I invent and create in front of today's work. I no longer need to contemplate that which has happened to prepare myself for that which is happening. I am becoming my obvious self. I no longer feel confused. I just want to stand up and sing. I want to revel in the moment of creating, dwelling in the surprise of the art I am making!
Tomorrow morning I will wake up, get my coffee, have my breakfast, then be out the door to the studio within an hour! My best energy will be with me!
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