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Sunday
Jan292012

A Piece of Buried Treasure Inspires Recommitment

Seeing as my studio is set up enough for me to continue to document my work, I dug up a pile of drawings from college. I looked through the old drawings and was pleasantly surprised at the work that I found. I didn't remember making every piece, but the feelings of making them came back. I remembered the classroom and the models and what it was like to be in college studying art. I was so excited everyday! I loved every experience to learn and grow. I know it sounds corny, but I really enjoyed art school and envy thing I got out of it in terms of making me a better artist. I missed those days. I know I can always go back to school and have different experiences, but that time was special.

There was a lot going on at that time. I was able to balance my fine art and commercial art interests. I produced a lot of art during that time and took some risks. My time was focused on making myself a better artist.

The biggest challenge is finding that balance again. A full time job and boyfriend weren't in the cards during college. I have tried several methods for creating a productive art routine. The latest iteration involves spending time in the studio at least ten hours a week. Five hours on Sunday and two hours a day Monday through Thursday.

I can put in the time on Sunday. The weekly commitment seems to the big challenge. I can get in maybe once during the week. Now, that I am writing this, I feel even more determined to get in the studio more this week. I have a few items to take care of this week, in order to get a head start in February.

Please feel free to comment on this or any of my posts. Thanks.

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