Some of you may be surprised that I don’t earn a wage from my art – crazy, I know, right….
My art is sort of a hobby that pays for itself and while this has been awesome and definitely helps with the motivation, it certainly isn’t bringing home the proverbial bacon.
We have a young family and live in a modest home which needs some doing up. I have been blessed that for the last 10 years I have been a stay at home mum and (dare I say it) housewife. It was a decision my husband and I took before we fell pregnant. I would stay at home till the kids were in school – I managed to stretch that out till the youngest is nearly in grade 2.
So the opportunity came to get a job that was truly flexible and was happy for me to only work school hours (and that means not working school holidays) so I jumped.
Today marks day 3 in my corporate adventure.
I find that I am exhausted – even though my hours are only 9am to 2pm – and I don’t have the energy to dedicate to my art.
I am working to a deadline at the moment – one that has been looming for a while – but has nevertheless snuck up on me. I am part of a group exhibition which I am actually excited about but my lack of artwork is a bit of a worry.
A few new pieces will be finished this weekend – and I have a couple of pieces already done – which is awesome considering delivery is next week.
I am hoping the tiredness goes away as I get used to my new normal.
My art will continue to be important – probably more so as I endure the monotony of a working life…