Myles - that wasn't space cadet behavior - that was rude. And I don't like how it left you holding the bag. It would be nice to have no guilt about how you treat others, but that would make you a not very nice person. ******Bridget - I can see you in Oregon in a hot minute! Or Arizona, but I can see you all duded up in fleece and muddy boots a little easier than desert wear. ********Happy birthday, Ky! I hope he feels better today. **********Go potty, Maiya! ***********I had lunch with another artist on Monday. We have talked about getting together more often to talk about goals, etc. But somehow whenever I talk to her about everything, I come away feeling panicked, negative, not good enough, not organized enough, etc. I don't think it it her, but my own reaction to what she is talking about. It just occurred to me that the problem may be that I am not fully committed to being an artist the way she can be right now. I am also taking web design and illustrator this semester in order to add web design to my resume and I also have a daughter (she is childless) so between those two, the amount of time I can devote to creation, thought, sketching, marketing, networking, photography, etc. is maybe four hours a week. There is simply not enough time to do it all. I guess I need to scale it back. I know I talk about doing that all the time, but then I have a show coming up or some other even that I need to get ready for and I can't seem to put it aside for long. Ergh. The only think I came away with that I can actually implement was that I need to put a door or curtain in the doorway of my studio that leads to the kitchen so that I don't actually have to see the dirty dishes that are three feet away that need to be done when I am in here trying to think! Of course now I need to decide whether I want a plain white curtain or patterned or colored, transparent or heavy, tension rod or screw-in fixture. There is just too much to think about in everything I am doing - too many details so I end up not doing anything at all.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov