Saturday, January 3, 2009

Managing time for art

I listened to the Art Biz podcast
on thinking about what to improve on for the
new year, and I thought I have to figure out a way
to spend more time on my art. I don't want to achieve
this by losing any other part of my life. I just want
analyze what I do each day, and carve out half an hour here,
and 20 minutes there to spend more time painting.

Man talking
marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
I'm not alone in thinking this way today. Apparently
January 3rd is the day when everyone starts to regret not
living up to their New Year's resolutions. I
actually don't make them. But I like the idea of
thinking about goals for the year.

It's been a whirlwind year in my art life in the
past year, and I realize that in some ways I'm
just on the very edge of that whirlwind now.
This year -- all I can say is watch out!!! I have
plans. As Mike Dooley of says -- "Are
you thinking big -- I mean really big!!! Good
because that's exactly how much of it you're
going to get."
Well I'm thinking big. Big
paintings, big sales, big joy, big satisfaction,
and big help to anyone I can help along the
way. Plus I wish you big plans, big success,
big love, big joy too. Really, really big.

Once again I do say thank you to everyone who's
been a great help to me this year, to all my
clients, to all my friends, and family. I don't
think I can say thank you enough.

Man in sunlight
marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches

I've been working on thinking about line for
the past few days. So today's offerings are a
couple of drawings I've done of my brother
from images in very different light. He is
certainly one of my favorite people, and
drawing him makes me feel like I'm in a
conversation -- even when he's not in it.
These were started when I was talking to him
on Skype.

Have a thinking really big day!

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