In a exercize to get ready for the day's creative dash, I'm sketching. What am I talking about? Well there's a huge show coming up October 8-9th. And as much as I try to get ready in advance, there's nothing like realizing it's a month and a week away to motivate me.
And with school starting, I need to be in best form.
Other things I'm doing to prepare? I've ordered a bunch of metal, reviewing my gemstone stash and carving out time with a sharp pointy stick.
Pointy sticks? That's how I imagine the barrier around my basement when school's over, it's not dinner time and I'm in full work mode. They're loving and understanding pointy sticks. I've learned the hard way that sending people away harshly doesn't have any positive effects.
I just need to make sure there's room for non-work fun in my days, or I'll burn out. I've got my re-read, a video game, friends who come over, and games with the family. Not a lot of getting out, but I can work on that on the weekend.
Meanwhile I've got to manage all the rest that happens between then and now. Last Sunday's Pumphouse show was a good day, but my tent flew away and one of my trees was damaged. I need to get spare parts and glue. I've promised myself more wall displays, but while I have a start, I'm not all the way there. Hopefully a fall fabric sale will restult in something I can use.
So in the morning, I will sketch. To clear my mind and focus for the days. I need every bit of focus I can find.