I would be lying if I said that I didn’t struggle with my painting yesterday. I made several false starts, changing subject matter etc., but finally – around midnight, back in the comfort of my own studio – I made a good choice, and everything else flowed. I am glad I pushed through, just kept painting until I made it to the other side, because I am very happy with how this little painting turned out.
On the other hand, I have reached a point where pushing to post a new painting (that I am proud of) every day has less benefits, and will be detrimental to my larger goals this week. So, I will be pausing my painting to catch up the business side of my art career, to prepare for my Culture Days event on Friday, to attend to family and household matters … and to catch up on sleep!
Instead, I will re-share links with paintings – that I created earlier in the year – onto Leslie Saeta’s blog for a few days. And when it feels right, I will paint and post new paintings for the challenge. I am not quitting altogether, I am just side-stepping the self-imposed craziness.
As an entrepreneur it is easy to get caught up in the drive to move forward and to forgo/forget about self-care, but it is important for avoiding burn-out.
Good luck to all of you artists who have taken up Leslie’s challenge this month, and thank you to those of you who are following me, and commenting on my blog!