Friday, February 13, 2009

Setting a routine

Sometimes the normal Monday through Friday work week doesn't apply to being an artist. What we do doesn't require or even allow a 9 to 5 schedule. Frequently our evenings or weekends find us working at shows or openings. Sometimes the deadlines for gallery shows or commissioned work require long days. For me, travel is thrown in every month or so and my on-duty hours become long and jumbled. So how do we handle the disipline of studio time? Should we wait for inspiration to fill our sails? Should we be on call like a fireman waiting for smoldering ideas to burst into full flame sending us running to the studio? Or do we show up, move the paint around and see what happens?

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