Being self employed has its challenges at times. You work odd hours, late hours, you work all the time or have extreme periods of unproductive and/or laziness. You really have to exert some self discipline.
I try and stick to a schedule but I am battling burn out – so I have to mix it up a little. I am working/painting more from home.
Sunday is my Day off where I try and do something fun, outdoorsy or just act like a couch potato. I do not work or do anything around the house. My day.
I say Monday is a day off but not really. It is a day off from painting/creating. I do not like to go to the gallery on Mondays, but I do work on the art business side of things. I stay at home and work a lot on the computer. Do house work. Today I have been going through new digital photos of work and editing/cropping. My eyes are crossing. I have been packaging up some shipments as well (gosh I use so much tape!) I also framed three paintings/prints. Monday is also a good website updating day. In addition to all that, I had been entering/emailing/mailing applications to juried art shows. Many of which, the deadline being today – so I had to scramble with image selections. I always have an updated curriculum vitae, and artist statement – so those are easy to just print out at a moments notice. So I always say Monday is my day off but really it is not. I have been working all day.
The only reason I got out of my lounge-wear (aka pajamas) today is because I had to go to the post office.
Then it was already time to make dinner.
It is nice that I have some art supplies at home now and a good place to work because I have a deadline coming up and it is a pain to go downtown at night like I use to for years. I can just watch TV in my pajamas and work.
So now I just sit and wait to see if I got accepted to these shows.