|seeking beauty and solace at the Oregon coast|
Finding balance between two worlds- family and work- is probably the greatest challenge for a working mom/wife. Add the home as the workplace, and the lines get blurred even more. I pride myself on being an effective multi-tasker, but even then, there just isn't enough time in the day to get everything done. So dishes pile up in the sink, a shower is skipped, and time at my art desk is captured in wee hours of the night. It's not the ideal situation, but I am grateful for it.
The last six months have been some of my busiest- new collaborations, commissions, and the holiday hustle and bustle. With the labor force still at one (just me), juggling all the new commitments have been quite precarious. To maintain some assemblance of sanity and order, I've had to say 'no' to many things. I wasn't expecting one of those sacrifices to be my blog. But looking back these past few months, it was much needed. I guess it was a hibernation of sorts. Animals hibernate to store energy and survive the winter. I was trying to preserve my creative energy.
Now that the busyness has waned a bit, I'm getting back into my old routine. I'm breaking in a new sketchbook, and I'm currently working on a couple of paintings and weavings- not commissions, just for fun. I'd like to get back to blogging on a regular basis, ideally a couple times a week. I have over a dozen unfinished posts sitting in my draft queue, but I'm curious to hear topics of interest from readers. If you have an idea or two for blog posts, feel free to list them below.
Thanks for sticking with me.
|2014 commission: 4' x 8' chalkboard drawing of Pebble Beach|