Alert

I’ve been carving out time for Art Every Day Month, and really enjoying the variety of creative activities.  This week will be harder. I have a chopped up schedule of meetings all week.

I hear friends who work for other people suggest that it is easier for those of us who run our own companies to take the time to do the things we want to do. Maybe, in the abstract. However, since responsibility for everything comes back to me, I know the price to be paid if I don’t get things done.

Tension between alert and rest

I was thinking about this space of taking time and getting things done as I was coloring this cat in Photoshop. There’s something about the way many cats rest yet remain on the edge of alert that got me contemplating this balance.

I’m still thinking about my creative work as rest, reward, and something I get to do if I finish my chores. Old habits die hard!

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  1. I love your piece for today’s Art Every Day. The contrast of colours are fantastic, and he certainly does look ready to pounce! I don’t think it matters what we do, whether it’s work for ourselves, work for someone else, stay at home and care for our kids…there always seems to be the struggle of balance to fit in the creative aspects of ourselves (especially without guilt!) Why is that I wonder?! Anyhoos you are certainly not alone!

    Nice to meet you through AEDM 🙂

    Jenny

  2. Great image, Christine! And I love the way you’ve related it to the tension between alertness and rest.

  3. Great image, Christine! And I love the way you’ve related it to the tension between alertness and rest.

  4. For a week, now, I’ve been wanting to sit down and make a couple cards that should have already been mailed.

    I love the process. I want a good chunk of time, so I don’t have to crank them out.

    Why isn’t that process worthy of being at the top of my to-do list?

    That’s it. Tomorrow… first thing.

  5. For a week, now, I’ve been wanting to sit down and make a couple cards that should have already been mailed.

    I love the process. I want a good chunk of time, so I don’t have to crank them out.

    Why isn’t that process worthy of being at the top of my to-do list?

    That’s it. Tomorrow… first thing.


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