Like the super vine, the studio has been having a difficult time finding room in my life since coming to my present job. Not to mention the challenges of being a dad and husband. I was having a hard time whittling out studio time. When school starts up this week my family and studio practice will get less attention until December or by appointment. Yes, I feel badly that my family is forced into second place to my job and working on that.
So this summer was great for studio and flora!! I discovered new ways of revitalizing my studio practice. Some are more specific than others.
- Work doesn’t always have to be monumental and complex.
- Create components so when a block of time arises I can make something.
- Take time to experiment, research and expand ideas even if it is for 15 minutes. Intrigue and experimentation make for productive studio time.
- As a great teacher once told me “You’re really good at doing _____. Now do/learn something else”.