In an ideal world, I would spend time each week learning new skills, studying gemstones, drawing, designing, researching symbols, being outside thinking artistically about nature. And that doesn't even cover time for making jewelry, describing, photographing it and all the other stuff required to get it out there for the world to see.
Just there I see two full time jobs! Like being in college and working at the same time.
Then I have my family obligations, which are also full time. No wonder I finish each week wishing I'd gotten more done.
Taking drawing classes I met more people in the Art Scene here in Pittsburgh. They made me aware of more opportunities, events and the general pursuit of art around here. I'll be taking more classes, renewing my membership in the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and getting to more arts events.
Art is more than seeing and being seen, though.
It's about expressing the essentials of yourself. Giving form to spiritual ideas and capturing beauty as you see and experience it.
Making art a lifestyle needs to incorporate creation, growth, experience, practice, sharing and thinking.