Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

When life gets in the way of art . . .

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it." Henry Miller

I am really, really good at putting 'art' at the top of my to-do list. I usually get in the studio EVERY DAY and when I don't, life just doesn't seem to be so good. Today, acutally most of this week, it seems that I've been 'busy with life' running errands, doing bookwork, packing and shipping art and not really getting in much painting time. Even today, my husband told me to clean my counter off in the back room - which you couldn't even see because it was so cluttered. Imagine that, my husband told me to clean! That ruined my day, cleaning is not my favorite! But, I listened and all is well, counter looks good (probably not for long) and now I feel I can move forward to painting . . . after I get done in the kitchen making homemade dinner rolls and double-chocolate cookies with walnuts - dark chocolate so they are healthier! I guess maybe I got side tracked yet again.
Do you ever struggle with the pull between life and art? How do you tackle those days when 'art' just doesn't get a chance to happen? I'd love to hear from you . . .

That's a real struggle for me too. Working full-time doesn't leave much time in the evening for art. Too many responsibilities! I'm trying to develop a habit of doing something everyday-even for 15-20 min....some days is just doesn't happen. C'est la vie! I really like cold wax and oil, the clean up is minimal. I enjoy your paintings! Heading up to Door Cty in a couple of weeks, will make it a point to stop at Edgewood Orchard. Have a great day!
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