Not Making Art (or am I?)

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Not Making Art (or am I?)

The question I’ve been getting lately is as follows:

 Rebecca- I thought the reason you wanted to do your own thing was so you could spend more time on your art…what’s up, slacker?

True. It’s been weeks since I’ve been in the studio and even longer since I’ve posted anything new to my art website. I’ve painted a few things over the past several months, but nothing significant lately. “Make Something” has been on my to-do list for more days than I care to admit.

What have I been up to? Well, I started my own business last year, and if you’ve ever done this, you know first-hand that there’s a lot of time and energy that goes into getting a new business off the ground. However…

Not all forms of creativity require a paintbrush or a guitar.

Lately, I’ve been practicing…:

  • The art of walking away from a job in a down economy
  • The art of not panicking when you realize you’ve walked away from your job in a down economy
  • The art of appreciating a husband who supports above decision, even in a down economy
  • The art of knowing what you’re good at and admitting to what you’re not
  • The art of leveraging the skills, knowledge and connections of friends and family
  • The art of sticking with something that’s painful now, but will be good for you in the long run
  • The art of picking great clients and passing on those who will make your life a living hell
  • The art of living life without regret

I could add more to this list, but I think you get my point. Maybe I haven’t been painting lately, but I promise you I have been very busy creating a new creative life.

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