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.