Do you ever feel like a boiling frog? So busy that you don’t notice that “enjoyably in demand” has turned into “totally overwhelmed and frazzled?” As artists, it’s often a challenge to ask for help – partly because some of our work HAS to be done by us, and partly because we can’t accept that anyone could do things as well as we do!
Louise’s perfectionist streak has come in to play as she gets ready for the first weekend of North Yorkshire Open Studios.. you can vist on 8th & 9th of June https://www.nyos.org.uk/
Are you like a frog in hot water?
If you feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything done, you’re not alone. We ask if systems and tools can help you plan your time, how being honest with your choices makes all the difference, and when it is really time to delegate tasks. (And if it IS time, how on earth do you decide which ones and who to trust?!)
We also discuss overwhelm in the context of preparing for exhibitions – we have some ideas of how to display unfinished work and wonder if perhaps someone will fall in love with the raw unfinished state of a work in progress. (and then what do you do?)
So many questions! And even if we don’t have all the answers, we’re happy to share how we each manage hectic schedules and packed ‘to do’ lists.
If you have a question you’d like us to discuss, click here to send it to us
Inside / outside inspiration
Louise is enjoying using some lustrous paint from Art2Life Alice has been to the Central St Martins degree show with mixed feelings, but struck by large scale paintings by Troy Rosewell
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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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