There are a few artists who say that to be an artist, to call yourself an artist, you have to spend every possible waking moment creating. You have to have an understanding family because you wont be doing much cleaning, cooking or even being home.
I don’t accept this, we all have responsibilities and I actually enjoy cooking and cleaning. It refreshes my mind, it gives me time to think. And I admit to myself; I am not creative 24/7. I am multifaceted. I like many, many things which is sometimes a problem but it’s all part of life and learning to be the best person I can.
I have a full time job Monday to Friday 9-5 so my week is pretty booked out with travel and professional work. Weekends are my release, my time to create and play. But I don’t stress out if I don’t feel like painting. I create pretty bad art when I am tired or not in the right mindset.
Some may say bad art is better than no art; I am still undecided and would rather aim for the best than use my time to make something I am not interested in.
Overall I wish I had more time to create (no full time job!) but I am happy to crank out a few paintings / ideas / sketches in the few hours I have on the weekend.
Life is ever changing and amazing so I can change up my routine later.
How do you use the hours you have to create?
*Photo credit “Death to Stock Photos*