Thursday, June 24, 2010

Studio Time Challenge: June/July 2010

All right, I'm giving myself another personal art challenge. Don't I have enough already? Maybe, maybe not. The hardest thing I find in working in the studio is just committing to a block of time each day. I can avoid all sorts of creativity and money-making opportunities by finding errands, housework, yard work, etc. to keep me distracted and off track. I suppose all artists deal with this. But I'm feeling the urge to create some sort of discipline or habit around my jewelry and art creations. And setting challenges for myself seem to work. So for the next month I am committing to a minimum of 2 hours each day, 5 days a week. No running around, no sitting down in front of the TV for a half hour, no grooming the cats for 10 minutes. I can do all those things after my 2-hour block, but not during. Seems like this could be easy. Or I could put up a big fight. I'll also post a quick photo each day of something I've done, no matter how insignificant. Today I spent 3 hours in the studio. But that doesn't count! I'll start tomorrow and will run the challenge for 3o days. Here's a photo anyway of oriels and a custom that I worked on today.


  1. I love the colors and textures u are using..especially those beads...

  2. Good luck Virginia! I wish I could even get time to devote half an hour a day to my crafts. I guess I'll have to pack in the ol' 9-5 job! I think I'll tell the husband later. :-)

  3. OK, I have to confess that I currently have 1050 emails in my inbox and only today decided to go through and eliminate them. So I discovered these comments from you and Chrissy -- so sorry to have ignored you and thanks for the encouragement. Haven't been able to get into the studio everyday, but this challenge is keeping me mindful of the need to practice my art every day -- for more than 15 minutes! I am now going to your blog to see what you've been up to...