Thursday, July 19, 2012
Finding the Time
Sitting at the dining room table this morning, I was thinking just how much I'd like to be creating art today. But gee....the dishes still need to be washed, the dogs need walking, I have a few emails to answer, laundry to fold and I need to get dressed. And, oh, I need to go to work.
Since I have not been "discovered" yet as an artist, I still need to work full time to pay the bills. I have a hubby who is well-cared for, 3 furry children that need to be fed, walked and need loads of attention. I still enjoy cooking every night and my house, while not immaculate, is kept reasonably clean. And not to mention all the time spent at the computer. Keeping up with email is a task in itself but now there is a variety of social media calling to us. I have a Linked In profile, a personal facebook page, a business facebook page and belong to several online artist organizations which all vie for my attention. I haven't even attempted the numerous other social media options so I am sorely behind the times and yet, I have no time left.
So when do I find the time to create art? Not often enough!! So my question to all of you artists in the same boat as myself, how do you do it all? I guess until the day becomes more than 24 hours long, I'll keep asking the question. Meanwhile, I'm going to make a concerted effort to do something artistic everyday. Even if it's drawing or painting just one stroke. Sooner or later, I will have art. And art is calling my name!