Still trying to be okay with little chunks of time. This past month my focus needed to be else where. I didn’t doubt for a second that I was doing the right thing but at the end of the month when my already molasses slow art process is making almost no visible signs of any momentum forward it’s hard not to be dis-heartened. To allow the self-doubt creep in.
I know this is just a season, and there will be times when I miss this season desperately… but right now I just wish the art side of things was happening faster. Maybe I’m not flexible enough or I’m just not acknowledging that I’m too tired. I tend to underestimate the energy required to keep up with two children that are 3yr and 1yr on a daily basis. They always wake up 5minutes before my alarm, no matter how early I set it, and after getting them down for the night I have just enough in my tank to fall into my own bed to sleep. If I am not actively trying to keep them alive my brain tends to go into sleep mode, which makes thinking about anything other than basic survival needs of my kids a challenge.
This month I have snuck in a few tiny chunks of art time. Right before the holidays I offered a limited time offer on my 16 Things Prints. Those three prints are back and now available in various sizes. I am working on adding at least one more to the series this month.
I am also offering photo restoration and re-touching services through the studio store again. A sentimentalist at heart, there are very few things that I enjoy more than bringing an old photograph back to life. You can go to my website or etsy store to find out more about how the process works.
In the meantime I’m going to try to keep taking the chunks when I get them, trying to appreciate all the beautiful distractions and opportunities, and remember this is a marathon not a sprint.
Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors as one tired momma wrote this post and attempted to edit it a few days later.
As always, thanks for reading.