Id like to say that my day in the studio starts with a cup of coffee - that sounds like it would be the thing don't you think? But no - actually it begins with a cup of tea and half an hour drawing.
NEXT: I have great intentions
These include some form of exercise - Tai Chi, walking, gardening or yoga. Like I said the intention is there - doesn't always happen!
Depending on the day will determine whether or not I'm doing a mock up of goals for the week or just that days tasks.
I have an awesome diary, which lets me interchange pages where needed. Plus a monthly overview for4 major tasks.
Are wondering what the red filled circles are about?
That's my record of how much water, tea coffee etc I drink each day. Each circle equals one cup
The dashes with red lines through are the tasks I've finished. If I don't get them all done that day I put an arrow next to it and then pick it up again for the next day's list.
This is actually called the Perfect notebook.
So I use a few techniques from Bullet Journaling along with my own system. Follow the link to find out more about that.
Again depending on what day it is - depends on what happens next. I have to have my week quite structured to fit everything in.
Tuesdays are my painting days and that day might begin with sketching up some ideas, once it is studio time. Then if its like yesterday I might procrastinate - tidying up - washing forgotten to clean brushes, doing emails, even reading something - 'sigh' - trying to convince my self that the blank white canvas isn't really so scary and yes I can do it.
Then I suddenly remember that I haven't done my pre painting meditation yet. So I launch forth to a favourite spot in the garden - bare feet on the earth(if its not too cold) and do my meditation for ten minutes or so. Then I really am ready to begin.
Yesterday, though was a disaster because as soon as I stopped moving - I was mobbed by a dozen mosquitoes. no meditation happening in the gardens serenity then!!
Then back inside - deep breath - organize paint , mix colours and hope for the best.
I began two small paintings yesterday and need to wait for them to dry now before I can continue.
So these are the works in progress at the end of the day.
The painting below, I finished last week and is one of my favourites so far.
You can find it on Bluethumb where it is on sale currently for 10% off - and has come down to $2853 The Sale Ends 11:59pm AEDT Monday, 27 November.