“There is usually an inverse proportion between how much something is on your mind and how much it’s getting done.” –David Allen, author Getting Things Done
“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” — Leonard Bernstein, conductor
I constantly struggle with the competition of my time between studio time (art), other work time (admin time, massage biz), and everyday life (errands, etc) time. To those with kids and a spouse I imagine this sounds pretty lame; what can I say. All I know, is that I don’t seem to have enough active time in the studio.
Brian Tracy espouses, “set clear priorities……discipline yourself to start on your most important task and stay on that until it is complete.”
Lisa Call, art blogger extraordinaire, has talked about this recently and it’s still on my mind.
I work pretty well with impending deadlines, but it’s when I have a while until the next show that I have trouble focusing my time. I always have seasonal/monthly goals, and live by daily to-do lists. Have I missed the middle man? This week, I’ll try a weekly goal: I’ve committed to getting 3 pieces done (small, but done) and 2 blog entries. (here’s one) By Sunday at midnight. On my mark …….. get set ………………. GO! Check back to see my status.
In the meantime, I just put up my coffee mug theme show in another venue; stop into the Wild Oats in Glendale and take a peek if you like. Here’s another mug I didn’t put up here earlier. I loved how the spoon offers reflections inside the mug.
White Mug and Spoon (private collection)