Comes a moment when you’re tired of making do with slices of time for your art.
You’ve heeded the advice that conditions will never be perfect, so you work on lunch hours, and late at night, and with kids pulling at your sleeve. Always frustrated that you can’t immerse yourself.
You say, “I need to steal some time to write,” and then think, “Who am I stealing it from? Isn’t it all mine anyway?”
You can’t bring yourself to face one more too-short, too-tired, too-distracted session in your studio.
The pressure of unwritten words, unsketched images, paint still in tubes is building to the breaking point.
Sure, conditions will never be perfect. But they could be a damn sight better than this.
Because you are creative and you are in charge. And your art matters.
When comes the moment that 15 minutes doesn’t cut it anymore, I’m your girl.
I’m the doctor you visit saying, “It hurts when I do this!*” And I say, “Stop doing that!”
*”When I get an idea at the office and have to ignore it. When I spend money on stuff instead of buying myself time off. When I put all my creative energy into my kids and have none left for my own work.
When you’re ready to make radical changes in your life, I’m there.
I’ve done it.
- Dropped to part-time hours at my job as soon as my husband finished school
- Quit altogether when the overtime meant I was working full-time anyway
- Freelanced so I could control my own work schedule and open up full days for writing
- Put my kids in daycare part-time, which met my needs for alone time and made me a better mom
- Became an entrepreneur so I could earn money in a way that fed me creatively
- Drastically cut back on my volunteer jobs and extracurricular activities
- Sold everything to travel and live more simply and cheaply
For several years, I’ve been coaching clients with a macro lens fastened to my view of creativity. Tightly focused on the artistic process inside the studio, and everything else falling outside the frame.
Now I’m swapping out my macro lens for a wide angle that leaves nothing out of bounds.
I’ve had that wide lens turned on my own life for years, and you can see the results.
The time has come to present myself as a life design agent for creatives. I work with accomplished writers and artists who want to remake their lives in support of their art.
If what I’ve said rings true for you, stick around. Find out how dangerous that macro lens can be when you don’t know you’re using it.
And let me know if I can serve your quest to design an art-committed life . Find out how to contact me here.