Monday, August 06, 2007

In Overwhelm

I'm used to having a lot to do. In fact, I like to be busy and to know that I have a lot of things going at once. But every now and then I feel overwhelmed by it all. Sometimes I think about everything that I need to do and I feel paralyzed by indecision. I'm not sure what I should do first.

One of the things I've been paralyzed about is this blog. I have so many things that I want to write about that I don't know which one to start with, so I don't write anything. I KNOW what I need to do - just do something - yet I find something else to do instead. I'm really good at avoidance techniques. As a result, my office is REALLY clean right now!

So this is my attempt at getting back on track.

First of all, I want to thank Joanne Mattera for plugging this blog on her blog. Joanne is a wonderful artist who is widely known in the encaustic painting world for her book, The Art of Encaustic Painting. But her blog contains a lot of excellent information - reviews of shows, information about art fairs, and thoughts about being an artist.

The next post will be the final post about the Encaustic Painting Conference that I should have posted a few weeks ago... Hey, I've been cleaning.

I wanted to mention an online art community that I just joined: 723.com. I met someone at an opening that uses it. I don't know much about it yet, but it kind of looks like MySpace for artists. The art seems a little uneven but I guess that's to be expected. If you stop by, I'm enchiladaplate, as usual.

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5 comments:

Angela Rockett said...

This is so familiar! I do the same thing, and of course the anxiety just increases because things aren't getting done. Well, except the cleaning of course. :)

Now I'm off to check out 723.

JAbbott said...

Wow, I've followed your blog for a while and had no idea you were in my hometown before I read your 723 bio. I grew up in Denton and was married on the TWU campus. Small world.

Deanna said...

I didn't realize you were in Plano! Be sure to let me know if you're in any local shows...

The Epiphany Artist said...

LOL I have to have everything all --right with the world before I have no excuse to do art.

CMC said...

Must be an epidemic......Will check out 723.com