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 painting..an 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
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
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, https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetravellingartists/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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