Some tasks seem harder than they should be!
What parts of your job are challenging?
What are some of the things no one mentioned to you at your interview?
What do you wish you had learned in school?
Your picture returned a smile to my eyes. Watercolor always put me under a charm.
Thank you and welcome to my Art by Tomas blog.
Hi, Tomas. Thanks for visiting, and I’m glad you enjoyed the watercolor. I’m not a ‘real’ watercolor painter, but I enjoy using those paints from time to time, especially in my notebooks. I enjoyed looking at your photos!
I think hands down that the most difficult part of my art making process is seeing things through the small challenges that arise as I work; “where did those jpegs go,” or, “how come that corner won’t just resolve?!” -or, “why didn’t the photo translate to the screen?” What sees me through? My experience of raising children. There are those sublime moments–and then those others! But I deeply trust the process of mothering and I borrow from that all the time.
Hannah, I’m with you- I’m pretty sure that the lessons learned in the school of mothering were the best education I’ve had!
My guess is that it is the rare artist who doesn’t mind tending to the small stuff- most of us are champing at the bit to move on to the next idea. Going step-by-step is the hard lesson.
Hee-hee! What a great little painting, Lynn!
My animals “help” all the time around here. My puppy was carrying paintings around a couple of weeks ago!
Thanks, Hannah. And now you know why my mosaic studio, with all the glass shards zinging around, is NOT in the house with the cats.
I must say, I haven’t had the experience of my cats carrying my paintings around. That IS a challenge!
Such a wonderful sketch! My husband is wondering why I’m in the office laughing, thanks for the giggle!
You know, it’s a common challenge that I have — fitting all the things that “need” to be done in a day. The trick seems to be figuring out what is a “need”, and what’s a “nicety”. For cats there are only “needs”, like “I need a warm spot to oversee things from”. 😉
Hi, Lynn. Isn’t it amazing how lovable cats are just by being completely self-absorbed and unconcerned about the needs of other? Whereas humans who are self-centered are complete boors. How does that work?