Monday, October 17, 2011

How do YOU do it?

I have finally come to the realization that it isn't that I don't have enough time to create;  it is that I feel guilty using the time to do something that I find so enjoyable, even though it brings in money.

I told myself that I would be able to stay home and still get lots of work done, but that hasn't been the case.  There is always one more load of laundry, one more errand, one more you-name-it that I think I need to do before I get to my own work.

And then I never get to my own work.  Once the kids are home, all bets are off.

Has anyone else out there struggled with similar issues?  If so, how did you handle it? 

I was thinking that I might need to move my studio elsewhere, but I don't know how efficient that will be in the long run.  Could it make things worse?


Above is a non-pro shot of a spun cotton kitty taking his pet hummingbird for a walk..., er fly.

Thanks for popping in! 



  1. Theresa,
    It seems that I have struggled with this forever.
    when I quit work, I thought I would have more time too.. but housework and family is a never ending and very demanding job for us.
    I have worked hard over the years to have a schedule which includes my own studio time..there are those days that it doesn't work out, but for the most part it does.
    I am an early riser.. so I set my studio time for early am. I stop at 8 am. to get my house work, errands and to pamper the
    if I'm not to tired at the end of the day, I will retreat back to my studio for a little light work or computer time.
    I used to always feel guilty when I set aside time.. but i realized one day that I deserved me time :)

    take care,

  2. Oddimagination said...OMG - you NEED this blog post my sister (Dragon art studios) sent to me! I think everyone can benefit from this way of working.

    Happy reading and regaining sanity.