Routine

Now that the vacation is over, the days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling, it is time to get back to a regular schedule in the studio. I like having a familiar routine and specific goals to fill my day. Fall always reminds me of the beginning of a school year and the fresh start and excitement associated with new supplies, teachers and schedules. It is a great time to re-commit to resolutions made back in January. I haven’t touched clay in weeks so I’m looking forward to my daily studio time this coming week! 

 

One last morning on Hilton Head. Just another day in paradise!   

One last morning on Hilton Head. Just another day in paradise!

 

I did manage to get a little bit of work completed while I was away from the studio. New post cards and sales tags are printed.

I did manage to get a little bit of work completed while I was away from the studio. New post cards and sales tags are printed.

Island Time

When we lived in Hilton Head, SC, Island time was a way of life I learned to embrace. I have been reminded of that during our visit here. My fast-paced, deadline-oriented attitude gave way to a “stop and smell the roses, things will eventually get done” perspective. I think a combination of both approaches to handling life is probably the healthiest lifestyle for me and my approach to my art. I need a deadline or roadmap to tackle my work. It’s too easy to fall in the trap of spinning my wheels (no pun intended), so planning is essential. But for the creativity to have room to blossom, I also need that laissez faire element to be present. It’s a balance, like everything in life. 

Hilton Head invites its visitors, natives and transplants to slow down and enjoy every moment.   

Hilton Head invites its visitors, natives and transplants to slow down and enjoy every moment.

 

While away from the studio, I've been working on a new sweater. Take note of the pine straw ground cover. It's one of unique things I love about Hilton Head!

While away from the studio, I've been working on a new sweater. Take note of the pine straw ground cover. It's one of unique things I love about Hilton Head!