I probably wrote this before but I am going to have to schedule my creative days. I have too many creative interests and there are not enough days in the week. When people ask me what type of art I do, I limit my answer to three things so I don’t confuse them.
Limiting my creative pursuits to one or two a day will help keep me focused. Maybe I can finish a written piece without worrying about how much my website needs updating. Maybe I can work on one of my websites without looking longingly at my craft supplies.
I made a list of artistic interest to divide into segments of the week: Computer art, cartooning, illustration, drawing and doodling, coloring pages, crafts, doll making, writing, Painting, e-books, videos, website upkeep.
There are of course subcategories. Things like computer art is divided into sub categories like graphic design, fractals, and computer illustration. I must divide writing into poetry, and essays to send to prospective buyers.
Since I have a difficult time staying with one thing all day, I can divide the day and do one task in the a morning and do another in the afternoon. Sometimes (rarely) I can get focused, and other times I have to work for a short time and take a break.
Then there is all the housekeeping to do, like marketing and selling, checking news and updates and inspiration from other artists. I don’t even want to go there. I don’t do it enough either.
Of course new ideas just keep coming, so I always have a small “idea book” nearby, or at least some paper to write on.
Some may argue that my polymathic tendencies are limited to a couple of the arts. but this is what I physically do. My interests go far beyond the visual arts. So far I have 400 “Liked” pages on Facebook, and Gawd knows how many bookmarks I have in my computer touching on all sorts of topics.
So I will finish up this post and get back to work doing . . . well . . I haven’t decided yet.