Tuesday, March 12, 2013

271/365: Quantifiers of Time

Today I made:

time to ponder time...

I rarely am able to accomplish everything I set out to do in a day.
I always feel pulled in too many directions.
I often find myself faced with the same obstacles of time, again and again.
never give myself enough credit for my successes.
usually turn to journaling as a creative act in my spare moments.
I sometimes get glimpses of what it's going to take to make this creative life work for me.

Grrr...I'm frustrated! I'm sitting in my car between tutoring stops making good use of this Blogger app. The creative juices are flowing and I would love nothing more than to spend time in my art space, but other commitments (that silly little thing called a day job and the work I bring home with me) are keeping me away from my brushes and paints. Inspiration and motivation are here, but time is not. Between all the things I have to do and all the things I want to do, there doesn't seem to be enough time to go around. It's a constant battle to squeeze in precious creative time with the hope that inspiration and energy happen to visit in those same spare moments. That is one of the hardest parts of leading a productive creative life.

How do I maintain my momentum and motivation to make art when when my attention is consumed by other things for most of the week? 

How do I harness inspiration so I can call upon it at will when I'm blessed with time to create?

These are my questions NOW.

1 comment:

  1. Doodle my friend doodle. Some of my best designs have started their lives on a cocktail napkin or in the margin of a power point handout during a training class or staff meeting. Always keep a pencil a pen and a sharper in your bag. it might only be a rough outline or a simple sketch but sometimes they turn into something amazing!