Different Worlds, Mixed Media Collage, 11x14
This is an older piece of mine. I created it five years ago and it is now a part of my own collection and perfectly illustrates my current status.( I can't believe how long it's been since I've published a post!)
For the first time in 14 years, I've taken a job outside the studio. Fortunately, when I left work 14 years ago to take up art full time, I made a conscientious effort to stay in touch with the left side of my brain and to make sure that it didn't become idle. I had a feeling that I might need it again some day; and I was right. My new position is completely left-brained. For the time being I'm only working part-time which gives me some time to adjust to office work again. I'm trying to balance my "different worlds" and find time for work, housework, husband, dog, kids and art work.
I know that if I don't make time to create art, I'll die. Maybe not physically, but certainly emotionally. I also know that there are a lot of you out there who work full time and make lots of artwork, too, so I'm not whining; I promise! I'm just adjusting. Any advice you have to share will be greatly received.