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!)