Artistic vs Domestic

Artistic vs Domestic cartoon drawing

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?

Author: Gina Stratton

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