It seems like I can’t concentrate well on more than one thing at a time. I don’t just mean multi-tasking for simple tasks, although it did take me a little while when I was a kid to figure out how to pat my head and rub my belly at the same time.
If I have something challenging me at work, (as I have recently – in a good way since I get to learn some new technology) it seems to take up alot of my mental energy… When I get home I’m less likely to work on my own website or dig out my clay and try something new and ambitious. When things are a little more routine and I need a challenge, I start working on my own projects with renewed enthusiasm.
I think it works out fairly well though… As long as I don’t try to artificially force too much into my life. That’s when my art and hobbies become stress and work instead of an escape.
Not to say I haven’t been doing anything lately though I’ve done another round of fused glass, made my first PMC piece in the new kiln, then broke it while touching it up just a little more, then ordered some oil paste and fixed it… I also tried the glass powder freeze and fuse technique which allows you to make glass pieces from silicone molds. So I have been happily creative, I just haven’t been prolific. I will try to take some pictures and post on some of my attempts because there are some really interesting techniques.
But since I’m not forcing myself to get things done, I can’t promise exactly when that will be