Artistic vs domestic…which way to go? The past few days have belonged primarily to my art. Other things have needed my attention, like domestic stuff, however, all that has taken a backseat. I used to believe it necessary to keep everything spotless and organized but then I never got around to my art. The discipline of unlearning all that conditioning has been a tough road but things are becoming much easier.
To fully engage, I have a system in place that satisfies the ‘artistic me’ and the domestic ‘clean freak me”. Before getting started I set the timer on my iPhone for 60 minutes, do a quick run-through, start laundry, clear dishes from the sink and walk our two dogs. It is important to me that I use the entire hour as planned. This system creates a balance between my personal and work environments. Mess causes stress and that mindset has no place in my studio. Do you have any tips for keeping in balance?