Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Sabbatical

So, what great things have I accomplished with my time off? I've been working in the garden and yard, cleaning and repairing a house which was way beyond messy and taking care of every other family matter. All were necessary but...it means my painting studio was silent. No drawing, painting, sifting through photos. At first it felt great. I was taking care of everything that was out of control in my life.

After three days, however, I would creep into my studio and look at unfinished paintings, photos and sketches for new painting ideas. I would go through files for newsletter ideas and all the art marketing I wanted to do. Thus swings the pendulum. How quickly things become imbalanced when you are trying to manage two completely different lives.

So now what? Well, I've decided to leave the art marketing alone for a while longer, until I feel like things are no longer described as chaotic (or a health hazard for that matter). Those unfinished paintings? I can't resist the siren's song any longer. They need to be attended to. The laundry pile (okay, so it's more like Mt. St. Helens) will always be there right? But those great ideas need to be tended before the spark goes out. It's all just one great balancing act. (There's an idea for a painting series!)


Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Peggi, I was going to comment on the Portrait Conference post below, but for some reason, the comment isn't turned on on that one. Very strange! Unless I'm completely blind.

Anyway, I'm glad to know you attended it. I think I'd enjoy going and seeing all of the action. It sounds like a terrific group of people. I enjoy following them online anyway.

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Thanks for the comment Alyson. I think you would enjoy meeting the artists at the conference. So much talent! I'll bet many of them would love to know more about your services as well.