I was listening to a video in the artist mentoring program I belong to and reflecting what I had learned over time. Then, one word leaped out at me-time. How time flies. What time is it? There is not enough time. It is time to…. I am sure you can think of a few more things related to time. Oh yes, time and the passing of days. It is Thursday today. What is Thursday? Blog Day!!! One week has passed since I last posted. Time is slipping by.
It seems like there never is enough time to create art. Lessons, business and everyday life seem to take me away from my art. I started thinking of everything I do in a day and soon realized something. It is not a matter of not enough time, but how I utilize my time. To say I do not have enough time is an excuse. I should be questioning my priorities. When I worked as a nurse, I had to be able to prioritize my tasks. It literally could mean life or death at times. Why should art be different? Oh, not the life/death thing, but the importance of setting priorities and goals? I used to have weekly, monthly and 90-day goals. I confess I have been a little slack in committing my goals to paper. If I do, then it means I have no excuses for not enough time. So, my next task is deciding on some goals, committing them to paper (well, a Word file) and sticking to my commitments. When you feel like you do not have any time to do what you want, stop and go over a typical day. Try keeping a time journal, to see where you spend your time. You might even try setting goals for a week to see if that helps you to organize your days. If you already have goals and successfully carry them out, congratulations. You are obviously a well-organized and efficient person. Give me some time and I just might become like you.
Speaking of art and time, several years ago I created a series related to time. I have kept all of those early files and I would like to share one with you today. This is called: Time's Ripple.
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