Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sometimes You Just Gotta Take a DayTrip

Sometimes You Just Gotta Take a Day Trip

I am one of the world's greatest procrastinators. 
Other artists will tell me, "Oh, you're so prolific," and I really feel anything but. 

Right now my schedule is so full that I lay awake thinking about all the things I have to do and want to do. 
This is my list right now:

~ finish Balloon Poster
~ finish smaller balloon painting for Balloon Fiesta coffee mugs
~finish Chimayo with Moon painting
~create seven paintings for upcoming NM Cancer Center Show "Color Wonders"
~create a large piece as an installation for New Day, a wonderful facility for youth and families 
~start working on April Weems Show, Flowers and Still Life
~create 143 paintings for my 150 CHALLENGE Show that opens June 1 (biggie)
~try to throw a few daily paintings into the schedule
~paint an 8x10 commission of sunflowers
~finish up painting commissions for my friend and collector (about 8)
~finish a long-awaited painting of Mariachis for my brother (he's probably given up by now)
~write an article about the 150 Challenge for a national art magazine
~paint a painting for my sister-in-law for being nice enough to create wedding invitations for my daughter (she got married almost two years ago)
~create ten little paintings on cards as part of the Women and Creativity for the National Hispanic Cultural Center (I paint ten cards, mail them in, and I get ten different ones back - all from different artists)
~paint a birdhouse for a fundraiser - and I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember the cause

And that's only through April

Now you know why I have to just pack up and leave for the day sometimes. I come back energized and inspired and ready to take on the world. Well, at least the art world. 

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  1. I'd say "slow down' but I doubt you know how! But yes, you need a break and the photos from the road trip look great. I really want to live in a house with a shepherd's fireplace.

  2. WOW!!! You are indeed very busy and having a day off is good refreshment for the soul. : )

    I’m so inspired by your work and vibrant career. Please keep us posted on your progress so that we can celebrate along with you!

  3. A day trip to Chimayo was wonderful. Then we took a day trip to Taos. Now it's work time!