Yesterday, I came home from my final art camp class in a fog. It was a busy week teaching art camp, Digital Darkroom, Digital Photography at the art council along with my regular college courses in Harrisburg. I submitted final grades and completed numerous freelance projects. I was feeling oddly tired in my body and mind. I sat in front of my computer trying to complete the final touches of my digital paintings for a client. My progress was slow as the files are huge and even my stacked IMAC has to have time to think. The final output will be 6′ by 9′. The computer lag was not the only problem, I was just thinking slowly. I finally gave up around dinner time. Matt, the girls, Rose (my mother-in-law) and I had a nice evening together. When it came time to do art and workout I just hit a wall. I have had very busy summer and with the elation of final grades being submitted and the second art camp complete, my bed was calling me. I started the beginnings of a new drawing/prototype for the mural project in Chambersburg. The downtown council is providing artist boards to create artwork and they will be permanently displayed together downtown. The boards are due September 1st. This is my next big deadline coming up besides my Fall syllabi:)! The drawing progress was slow. A few of my students had summer colds so I decided I better just go to bed. I am happy to say I woke up with a spring in my step. Sometimes the right decision is to go to bed at 9:30, in this case it was a sound decision.
About our blog:
Making It Daily is a shared blog. In 2013, Claire, KHP and Kristen R. launched this blog as a way to track ourselves as we tackled three different 365 projects:
Claire: Wrote every day
KHP: Made art every day
Kristen R: Ran every day
We did these things every day for one full year. And now, we use this blog as a way to stay connected to another.
Although we still each carve out a little time every week to do these things, we take turns posting occasionally. We're busy working moms, partners, runners, writers, artists and more -- just trying to make it daily.
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