This day never really got going for me….ha ha, right? The day is substantially over and mostly everyone did whatever stuff they were going to do and I sort of meditated and vegetated all day. Actually for me that involves being online as well and I’m in the midst of thinking through a myriad of little details related to marketing my art work.
I spend the better part of the day on deviantArt.com looking at others’ work, reading comments, responding to messages, and getting ideas. This may sound like I worked today and ok, maybe I did get some stuff done but I didn’t get to check any “DONE” boxes so in that regard I felt vegetative. Oh right but I did execute the making of a fine pitcher of sun tea and I’m drinking some now.
Sometimes artists and other creatives feel blocked and they stare at a blank canvas or screen and don’t know how or where to start. I have a similar yet different problem….I have so much going on in my head that it’s usually a struggle to settle myself down to paint.
Aside from all that is art-related another thing on my mind is the fact that I haven’t been blogging regularly – forget about Post A Day. This bothers me because it’s my goal to blog regularly but then I start thinking about changes I want to make to this website and back to the art marketing again and it doesn’t get done. Took me a while to settle down just to write this bit about settling down to get things done.
What made me finally do it? I suddenly realized that my ADD related posts were among if not the most popular and this is exactly what we adults with ADD go through as part of our “process”. So there you go. I hope that if you too have days like this just knowing you’re not alone provides a little encouragement and helps you not beat yourself up for too long. Think about what came out of all that sitting and thinking and stewing and contemplating then get busy!!
- How to Make: Old-Fashioned Sun Tea (katienormalgirl.com)
- conversation starter (cover sheet) (guerajenny12.wordpress.com)