Saturday, January 1, 2011
Simplicity and focus for 2011
The prompt today is resolution and since it's a new year I've made a resolution to bring more simplicity and focus into my life. I chose this photograph as a visual for my goal. I plan to work towards it in two simple ways:
1. No more multi-tasking
I spend way too much time running in circles in my life, trying to be efficient and managing only to get myself in a confused dither. I resolve to choose a task and finish it before turning my attention to something else. This may or may not be doable. As a parent and a partner and a friend and a dog owner there are many pulls on my time and attention. But I want to clarify which of these pulls are important so I can take control of my time and accomplish something more than just dealing with details.
2. Do more art
I've been talking about getting back to art for a long time and I'm not managing to do it. Of course this relates to number 1 above. My goal here is to make my art a priority, rather than something I get to when everything else is complete. I've signed up for a class in water color painting that starts next week and I resolve to take the time to really get involved with my painting.
I've so enjoyed participating in the Nine Muses Musing process through this holiday season. It's been interesting seeing other people's visual images and stories about the prompts and I'm inspired to explore photography a little deeper and to combine it with painting as well.
So that's it: simplicity and focus for 2011. I'm ready for it.
Happy new year to you and yours.