Apr. 21st, 2013

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Trying to get a handle on how I'm going to prioritize things and organize my time so that I can accomplish all my creative goals. And I think I'm starting to get a better idea of what I need to do.

My weekends are a bit chaotic with my family being with me all day, and I also want to give them my attention when they're with me. So I'll pretty much leave Saturday and Sunday open to do whatever I can manage, even if it's just a 30 minute sketch to keep me in practice. I'll try to do more than that, but if I can't, I won't fret it. And most Wednesdays I'm allowing my self some time out of the house so I don't turn into Gollum. LOL I'll go into town with David during the day and do whatever. And Wednesday night's, I'll continue to go to the prayer group that I've started joining.

So that leaves me four days out of the week to get some serious work done. I figure I'll spend three out of those four days working on my children's books, or any project that I've been hired to do. And I'll leave one day open for any other creative project that I want to work on (My original comic, my oil paintings, whatever). And I also want to spend 30 minutes to an hour every day doing some academic drawing exercises (mostly anatomy, but also perspective).

My fan art will just be the simple sketches that I've been doing in between working on other things. Those serve to loosen me up a bit and keep things fun for me.

I'm curious to see how this summer is going to go for me. It looks like Sean will be starting his new year-round school this summer, so I'll only have Elliot with me seven hours out of the day. The kids are a whole lot easier to manage when dealing with only one of them and it's possible that I could manage my days better during those months enough to continue my work for the most part. I'll try having a couple of structured hours with Elliot practicing writing, identifying letters, and doing art projects and then let him play while I work in the same room. I've now moved my drafting desk, computer, and art supplies into the living room so that I can be with the kids and work at the same time.

I'll have to give more thought to my actual goals. I know I want to focus on children's books, but I have no idea how many I can do in a year. I'm sure that will change as I improve, and maybe I just need to give myself this year to find a work pace that works for me.


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