A Diary of sorts.
This year I have decided to do a woven diary. I've seen a few on the inter web that are temperature rugs (great idea), or reflections of the year. For me, I decided to address this warp weekly to keep it relaxed and focus on the doing.
So much about art work, is the doing. The getting out into the studio and being present. Some artists and creatives struggle with this, whether it's a mental block, sheer busyness or both.
Last year, I resolved, as a starting point, to aim for at least four half days in the studio a week. Once I made this decision, I scheduled them into my diary. I found that this revealed more time and it fed more ideas into my work. It's the doing that nurtures the ideas. Sometimes I just tidy, do prep work, sift through resources, think, do left handed drawings, prepare submissions, organise references, print off photos that catch my eye. Other times I am in the zone and the day flies, I'm working and recording ideas as they race through my head. I really enjoy those days.
It's so hot now that my studio time is in the morning and then I bring work into the main house to continue on with. This is work that is largely resolved, that doesn't need the energy of the studio to nurture- I just need to DO. :)