“Scheduling in Art” On day 67 of 172 days of giving up sweets

“Scheduling in Art” On day 67 of 172 days of giving up sweets

I’ve ruined art pieces. Good thing I took a picture of this one before I painted over it.

Art can take over my life. In the past I’ve given precious time and energy to whatever whimsical idea would come my way. I was what you might say, “out on a whim”. But, my desire is to master my art, reign in my talents, and focus on finishing.

Scheduling an appointment with myself for my art, like I would do any other important endeavor, is one of my plans for this new year.

To complete the writing process of my book as well as finish some specific paintings, I have chosen to block in time on my calendar and establish deadlines to accomplish these otherwise open ended tasks. Treating them as an appointment puts me in charge instead of the whimsical way I have approached my art.

I will blog about the results… which hopefully will be GOOD!

It will most likely be: writing after breakfast and painting after lunch.


Artists

Compelled, inspired,

So enraptured, we create!

We write, we carve, we build, we paint.

~Julie Robinson


But, the most important time of day comes first before I do anything else. Prayer, bible study, and scripture memorization. Most days I have a scripture in my pocket I’m working on memorizing. At odd times during the day I will pull it out and work on it and sometimes, forgetting to check my pockets, I send them through the wash.

11 thoughts on ““Scheduling in Art” On day 67 of 172 days of giving up sweets

  1. p.s. I really like the idea of scheduling the times for writing and for other art. I’ve started doing the coloring while listening to music first thing in the morning, then let the rest of the way be carte blanche. This is not working. I need to the try the schedule approach 🙂

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  2. Nice painting. What does it look like now that you painted over it? I’ve done that many times and ruined a good painting. I am too critical of my art…😪 You must be losing weight by now? Enjoy your day Julie. 🙂

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