Monday, January 12, 2009
I am having a hard time getting a schedule going for art-making. I find that I have spurts of creating some days, and other spurts of researching artist opportunities, reading about art marketing, looking up galleries, etc. on other days. I think lately I have been doing more research and reading than actually creating! I think the reason for that is because I don't really have a set schedule for art-making. There is plenty of inspiration, ideas, motivation, and time at the moment for me, just not a lot of focus and organization. I haven't really established a flow yet. Also, I think starting out as an artist has been a little overwhelming as I'm trying to establish my artist identity, what I want to do, how, and when. There are so many opportunities out there, that it's hard to decide which ones to go for. I have ideas for 3 different series of artwork, that I can work on at the same time, little by little. I think I have to develop a process for myself, and a purpose. Once I do that, my "flow" will hopefully become more natural and it will be smooth sailing. Are there any artists who have thoughts on this?