Trying to make sense in my studio lately is a massive job. Working on ebooks and creating new workshops helps me make a serious mess. It never fails - one minute the studio has all sorts of room on my 4- 4 x 8 foot tables and as soon as I get going there is stuff everywhere. Plus out my sliding door I find myself looking at 4 huge plastic bags of uncut beverage cans. Need to get tons of stuff done this week.
So instead of working I'm multi tasking - working out and writing at the same time. Our property has a 700 foot driveway from gate to studio. This invigorating incline is the perfect place to do intervals. It's a favorite thing of mine to use the driveway for a workout-a quick 45 minute up and down and I'm done. In many of my previous times I get all sorts of ideas about my artwork and I had to run into my studio to grab some paper and pen before continuing on my way. Now I carry a little 3.5" x 5" sketch book to scribble while I walk. Yes I could record instead, but what fun is that.
Great news in the mail yesterday. My piece Mariposa Grove won an award in the Yosemite Museum Gallery show. Yosemite Renaissance XXVI. It was a nice surprise and accompanied by a check. Mariposa Grove Is one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the world. Thinking of taking a trip there before the end of the year. Spending time in that forest early in the morning when you are virtually alone except for the animals and the trees gives me such a sense of peace and well being. The grove is a brilliant environment. Yosemite National Park is one of those places you have to see to believe.
Time to be in my studio picking between the jobs on my agenda.