Saturday, October 1, 2011

Monthly mosaic blog

This month was somewhat productive. I decided to figure out a way to get more hours to work in my studio. I wrote down everything I do on a normal day and how long each of them took. This came up to 8-1/2 hours and DID NOT include my studio time! Wow that was very eye opening for me, so I thought something had to give. I bought a planner and wrote out my plan for the week including everyone else's schedule along with a meal plan for dinners. I just started it last week and it worked wonders! I was able to get in the studio by 9:00am and take a break for lunch, then back in the studio until 2:00-How cool was that! I lessened the time on some things and moved my laundry days to just the weekends along with groceries etc. I also decided not to check emails until the afternoon-which worked sooo well! that I have been spending more time in the studio I am pumped to get some work done and can't stop thinking about it. 1st I have been making a few mini mosaics which I still need to grout but this is one of them. I'm calling it night on the thames-it just reminds me of the row houses in London. It's obviously more of a whimsical piece.

I am almost done with the birch tree piece-I did not realize how long it takes and there has been a lot of cutting and grinding involved.

I also decided to go to one new art gallery a month. This last month I went to the gallery 360 in Edina and they had such wonderful local art there-I absolutley loved it. I also got a nice tip on framing.

Goals for the month

-Be part of the art harvest festival in town and display some of my art.

-keep working on the planning and getting more studio time

-make a couple more mini's

-get started on friends mosaic of her springer spaniel-I did get some nice photos last month

Quote of the month

"Like a tree I stand, reaching for the light, gaining strength from the darkness at my roots. My body is twisted by the storms of life, yet in my uniqueness I am beautiful."

-Modern Affirmation