Today I cleaned and organized my space here in studio and in my house. Sometimes it is the number one thing that I need to do in order to keep working. I unfortunately am not very good at cleaning up every day as I often try to keep working until the very last minute that I can get away with and still get enough sleep to not be a zombie the next day at the day job. Anyway, I cleaned today and it feels really nice. As a result I worked on several different pieces in different zones of the studio depending upon the type of work and I get to type the blog up in the corner that I have intended to be the reading corner forever, but have never organized or cleaned enough to actually make it so. Let me just say that I am excited to read a Wild West magazine that my Dad sent me after I finish typing all of my thoughts out here!
I've been pretty steadily working on the large scale cross hatched piece the past two weeks or so. The friend who commissioned the piece granted me some reprieve in our deadline, but I would still like to get the piece done sooner than later. Tonight was a little bit of a test. I felt done with the piece after about four hours of work. It is easy to get into but also very easy to get tired of. We're talking the same motion for several hours at a time. Tonight I forced myself to keep going, however. There is a high that you get when you finish something that you didn't want to finish earlier. So today I filled a large area of the piece that I didn't think that I could. I am stoked, and the piece is starting to look pretty great and just as round as I was originally hoping for too.
Have a good holiday.