when life becomes frantically busy…


17/07/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

…something has to give. My mother used to say that she “didn’t have one single chink of space left in her brain to fit another thing in“. Over the past few weeks I have been able to relate to that, though – for me – it has been “not a single chink of time left to fit another thing in”.

Up until the last couple of weeks I have been blogging every day for the past year. Not a shabby achievement and quite time consuming. Recently I have taken on yet another project (not art-related this time) and have found that something in my life has had to be shoved sideways…and the victim has been Canvassing My Friends…unfortunately. This effort to save my sanity seems to have worked and I am “coping”.

In a couple of weeks I finish my second job and will regain some “me time” back. My brain is full of paintings, including my latest collage effort, which is half finished on the easel. It doesn’t help that we are smack in the middle of winter and sitting my little studio is like sitting in a fridge!

Please dig in with me and I will start to claw my way back to normal before too long!


2 thoughts on “when life becomes frantically busy…

  1. Great post. I can relate. I’m committed to posting daily on my blog For the Archives, but have found some challenges these past couple of weeks. Life’s practicalities competing with my art…? I’m exploring how there is no separation and that somehow all aspects of my life can inspire creative expression. However, sometimes I just need to express that everything feels a bit overwhelming and I wish I had more time for my art. You articulated this brilliantly. Love the premise of canvassing your friends. Aloha!

  2. As art isn’t my “money-maker” it becomes far too easy to relegate artistic expression to the bottom (or near the bottom) of the priority pile. I like what you say that “…all aspects of my life can inspire creative expression.” We can certainly be creative in most endeavours (even in office tasks). Creativity is more than just putting paint onto a canvas…it is a way of thinking and doing and living. Aloha to you too Jessica!

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