And the Let Down Begins ...
Abstract, 36" x 36"
Ugh. September is already two days behind me and I am really bummed. Painting the thirty paintings with my Project Runway theme was a blast and I enjoyed being on auto-pilot all month. I knew what I needed to paint and painted every day. Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to stay caught up with all of my projects.
It appears that sh*t has hit the fan. Somehow I hadn't realized I would be home a total of six days in October. That's right, six days! Are you kidding me? How could I possibly have done that? My to-do list is staggering especially since I had to put off everything these last two weeks because I had to re-film my entire 2016 webinARTs course. (My webinARTs 2016 course is an online class that teaches you how to build a website for your art. It also teaches all of you how to upgrade your website if you have an old website.) The fabulous web builder that I use is weebly and they announced a huge update ten days ago. Once I started looking at the update i realized pretty quickly that everything I had filmed for the course was obsolete because the platform and themes were different. So I had to scrap all 24 videos and start over. From the beginning. Oh my goodness! The good news is the new, shiny, totally redone webinARTs 2016 class will be launched this week. But it has been what you might call "twice the work". And stop laughing, this is not funny.
Somehow in the six days I am home this month I also have to finish commissions and finalize my Marketing Boot Camp notebooks. Plus I have a workshop this month, a really big idea and big project that I am launching in November. More about that later.
So the "let down" is really a realization that my fun painting days are now a lot more crazy and stressful. Why do I do this to myself? Help!
Why do you do this? Because you are awesome! Because you are a teacher at heart. It is your God given instinct to give wholly of yourself to others. And we love you for being you! But you do need to love yourself enough to try to pace yourself and not get burnt out. I speak from experience, a teacher myself. Love you! Take care of you!
10/3/2016 06:20:22 am
Leslie, I gave you a "big thank you" on my Facebook page for giving me the opportunity to do this challenge! It has been the BEST thing ever for my practice! I don't know how you do what you do, but keep doing it! If you ever get to Ft. Lauderdale, I would love to meet you, take a workshop/class etc etc from you! So, until the next "30 Paintings in 30 Days", Best, Lois Perdue!!
10/3/2016 10:36:15 am
OMG Leslie! What a bummer about the videos and all of your hard work :( I have no doubt you will prevail, you seem to be gifted that way! all the best to you!
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