|Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on August 24, 2011 at 10:55 PM|
People often ask me if I paint every day. The honest answer is no. I try. I really try to paint every day, but life happens. Laundry, dishes, bills, car repairs, visits to the elderly, grocery shopping--you know the list! But, I also try to group those errands and tasks into certain hours of my days and then I have learned to schedule in my painting time as my most important task of the week. It works! I think that my commitment to schedule (and protect ) my studio time has made a huge difference in my success as an artist. I show up for work every day. Sometimes I'm the marketing agent, sometimes I'm the framer and sometimes I'm the artist, but I'm doing the work every day. I limit my errand running and bill paying to the end of the day when my artistic mind is worn out. I'm a morning person so I like to paint when I'm fresh and excited at the beginning of a new day. I encourage you to set aside time to be in your studio. Make it a priority--and watch how much you grow as an artist.