I have this deadline for myself that I will finish at least one painting a week! If I paint for 6 hours a day then I should be able to finish a painting in 30 hours......SO I am always anxious to "finish" a painting, it seems! This ridiculous self imposed deadline means I am not enjoying the process as much as I should! It has become a race against time, rather than slowing time down!
It should be one of my new year resolution, to pace myself, so I can enjoy life. What does it matter if I don't seem so busy after all? What if I take some time to seat at Starbucks and just stare at the wall? What if I leave my iphone at home and disconnect for a day? In the large scheme of things, in 20 years will it matter that I did not finished a painting a week? But it will matter hugely to my daughter, if we found the time to lay down on the grass and stare at the stars!
This weeks painting is below. I will try to stress less if I am not able to meet my "quota"!
|Flight, 8"x16", Mixed Media Collage, 2010|