Approaching my birthday…

As I approach my birthday ( yes, it’s a big one) I find myself being a time hoarder with my studio hours.  I read the transcript of a TED talk the other day talking about how “slow motion multi-tasking” is how artists and other brilliant ;-) people can work on multiple projects at once and still be successful.  Heck, as artists we’ve known this all along! Hit a block on one project, move along to another one and eventually the solution presents itself through ideas generated by working on something different.

Multi-tasking isn’t a bad thing here, it lets your brain play with other toys to disrupt the “same old thinking” and make new connections. YAY

The trick is not to over do it. I usually have up to 4 works in progress and others in line waiting for the right time. Interesting how everything old is new again…again!

My goal for this year is to keep working, just keep working. I’ve got lots of ideas swirling around gathering solidity with time. I’m finding ways to continue working with metal, aluminum lets me work with my hands in a way that satisfies my need to actually make stuff with my hands, not via a computer. 

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