Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Here it is October, a week into it even, and I still am only at a bit beyond the halfway point of my tapestry. So why is that? I could offer excuses, and I'm sure I could come up with a lot of them, but the truth is, I have been trying to focus. Obviously, I've not been focusing on the tapestry. But I have come to the clear understanding that I can no longer do everything I want to do, so I'm prioritizing. And the top of my priority list is always the thing that seems to be hollering the loudest at me at the time. So I try to focus on that one thing, and not worry and fret about the things I'm not able to get to.
In the past month I have focused on getting the Connections exhibit wrapped up. Thanks to ALL of you who participated in it in any way! The tapestries are on their way home to the artists, and we can all look forward to the next one, in 2011. Start planning your entries!
I also made the choice in June to become a part of a gallery that requires a one year commitment. They want my paintings, so I have had to spend a lot of focused time painting and framing, etc.
Of course, we also brought Booker into the family, and he demands a lot of my focus. More than anything else right now, in fact.
And this week, as I get ready to leave for Maine on Saturday, I have been trying to spend some time learning how to literally focus with our new camera. I want to come home with images to paint and to weave, as well as to remember a wonderful trip with good friends.
So the key word is FOCUS!
(I took the top photo in my rearview mirror. The lower one is one of many available to customize at txt2pic.com.)