I’ve delayed this morning’s post because I had a major piece up this morning about paper engineering, and I wanted to let that take pride of place. After tai chi, I began thinking about my art show at Klekolo World Coffee this November. There are 22 weeks between then and now, and I need twenty-five to thirty pieces of artwork done by then, in order to be able to have something to show. I have three or four that I can borrow from other people, but that still only gets me to twenty-four pieces of artwork.
Essentially, though, I need to make at least one piece of art a week for the next twenty weeks; and it would be helpful to start more than one piece in a week, so that I have pieces I can ‘finish’ in the following week or continue to work on in the week after that. Essentially, I need to put my creativity into a process or a program just like I did with my tai chi.
The artist Chuck Close once said, “Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” And that’s what I’m going to have to do. Every week day is going to have to be a working art day, with the exception of some vacation time I have planned. And whether I’m making art or learning how to do my job at the school’s Design Lab more effectively over this summer, I’m going to be working from that position and viewpoint that I am no longer an amateur.
I’m also going to be VP of education for my Toastmasters Club (#5908, Cromwell Community Toastmasters) in all likelihood, so I’m going to have to do some prepping and planning for that, too, as well as the actual work involved in getting it done.
None of this is impossible; it’s just a reminder that if you want something done, you give it to a busy guy.
Anyway. Tai chi this morning. I did the form three times, and my twenty push-ups, and one of the two qi gong forms. It was a pretty good practice as these things go, but not long enough.