Don’t forget to hit save!!

and other time management hints!

Picture this. I was merrily getting to the end of a writing a two-hour blog post about my day in Monet’s garden earlier this year when I thought, oh this post is really quite boring maybe I will add another photo then..bamm I forgot to save and lost the lot!

After staring at a blank screen for a few minutes and frantically trying to retrieve it I was ready for a right tanty, swearing and all. Oh, stuff it I said or at least something along those lines. I chucked it in as a bad idea and went off to make lunch

Yeah…you might laugh but as I was cooling down over a ham sandwich I began to think how poignant this was.

Actually I wasn’t happy with what I was writing. my heart wasn’t in it. It was feeling like I was pushing a boulder uphill if you get my meaning. My mind was already onto my next artist’ mind can be a wonderful thing or a hindrance to getting other stuff done at times

So by not hitting save actually saved me from posting an article that wasn’t written from my heart. The universe works in wondrous ways

I left a piece of my heart on a Greek island

It is the same with making art. It is an uphill battle if your heart and soul isn’t in it on a certain day. Everything flows better when you aren’t under pressure to produce a masterpiece.

…and the post on my fabulous day a Monet’s garden..well I am saving that for a rainy day

A rainy day with Monet

My name is Kathy Karas

I am an artist, teacher and travel sketchbook blogger

I hold workshops in travel sketch booking, watercolour and acrylics

I also have a  Facebook group, for artists to connect and share their art travel experience


My next sketchbook tour is to Greece June 2020.

For the itinerary please contact my travel manager Mary Anderson 

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Kathy Karas

Kathy Karas is a visual artist and teacher living and painting in New South Wales, Australia. Kathy works in a wide selection of media including oils, acrylic, watercolour and pencil drawings. Her style has evolved over the years to modern impressionist and most recently she has developed into contemporary work.


  1. Jenny on September 26, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I love that bit ‘an artist’s mind can be a wonderful thing or a hindrance to getting other stuff done…’. Yep… sooo true! I’ll look forward to reading about your day in Monet’s garden when it comes. 🙂

    • Kathy Karas on October 7, 2019 at 10:45 pm

      Hi Jenny. Yes, I am sure you can relate! My day at Monet’s Garden coming soon

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