Git ‘er Done!
I have a hard time treating my art as my job.
Hmmm. I wonder why that is… Could it be that I work from home and not a studio outside of the house. So in other words, my kitchen, laundry room, and every little chore and errand is right here screaming for my attention.
I have tried everything, and I mean everything I can think of to not let it distract me. Not gonna happen. I need to face it…it is here…I work from home…I will always feel guilty for going into the studio with dishes in the sink and laundry needing to be folded.
So today I tried something new. I got up early. I mean reaaaaalll early!!! My hubby got up at 4:30 to head into NYC. That’s 4:30 in the a.m.!! Whaaat? That’s insane! I haven’t gotten up that early since I was in nursing clinicals. I hated it then. Going out the door when it is cold and dark and no one on the road. But today I have a head cold and didn’t feel like laying in bed feeling gross, so I got up and got going.
You know what? I kinda liked it.
I got so much done! I showered, fed the dog, walked the dog, cooked tonights dinner, did laundry, emptied dishwasher and cleaned up breakfast dishes, went to the food store/pharmacy, stopped in KMart, and stopped at the postal store to ship a painting….all by 9:00 a.m.!
I actually went into my studio by 9:30 in the morning!!! That never happens!! I am usually still at the park, walking at that time. Then I get chores and errands done. I never get to my studio before 11!!
It was so refreshing to go from concept to finishing the painting “Sand Piper Parade” in one day, with time to spare!!
Today, I decided to Git ‘er Done, and Git ‘er Done I did!