Have you ever panicked that you don’t have enough time left? Or that you are not spending long enough on your art? Maybe you have fixed ideas about how much time you need before you even begin, and this is stopping you even get started. Alice is on a mission to stop the anxiety and Louise is full steam ahead!
What are you working on this week?
Alice is getting back into work after a week away and has found that she needed to finish up some paintings before she could get back into her newer work. Louise is preparing for an exhibition and feeling relieved to call this series of paintings complete.
Time – the one thing we all have the same
We all struggle with time. Some of us have young children, or elderly parents or a full-time job, and even those who work full time as artists also have the pressures of marketing, gallery relations, art fairs etc. We discuss the challenges we face in terms of managing time on a day-to-day basis, and also consider the larger question of how much time we have left in our lives. If we knew we only had one year to live, what kind of work would we make?
You may also like to read this blog post: Making Time For Art
We also answer a question from Tracey who asks “How do you know when you are ready to move on from playing and start to produce a series or body of work. Also I’ve been making small collages and can see how they could translate into larger paintings but I’m finding it hard to make a start on the paintings… #fearofmakinganactualpainting!”
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Inside / outside inspiration
Alice has been inspired this week by two unusual books from a remainder bookstore and Louise has been learning from the students taking her latest course.
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