Monday, October 31, 2011
Scheduling Studio Time?
This is much different than I've always worked in the past. I'm not 100% good at it yet either; for example before opening Pages I cleaned up some paints laying around, moved some furniture and organized some fabrics. Fear of blank page, fear of being "scheduled".
One of the things I am discovering is that my lack of a true schedule is hurting my progress as an artist. I'm hoping Monday mornings will now be a good start to the remainder of the week. Of course, each day can't be scheduled like this; I now attend and host several meetings a month between SAQA and the Contemporary Quilters group I am in. (And I must be insane that I'm thinking about joining SDA!)
Perhaps part of my Monday mornings should be allocated to sitting down with my day planner book and scheduling in studio times dedicated to just being in here. Whether I spend that time cleaning or creating, just as long as I'm in here. Present.
Truth be told, I have gotten up a zillion times already to clean bit and pieces in the studio. (It's a mess, what's new?) I've also made tea. Oh, and started laundry. One benefit (drawback?) to the studio location, is that it is immediately next to the laundry room, making it very (in)convenient to do laundry.
How do you make time for the studio/sewing/creating? Do you schedule it into your week? Do you "get there if you get there"? Leave a comment and share how you deal with getting your creative time in.