Anyway, I think something very important in this freelance world is building a balance between work and free time. Sometimes i find myself wanting to work till something is done and not having free time so it leaves me with no personal life. I even cancel on my friends because of projects.
I remember watching one of Steven Silvers Video Pod casts and he was talking about how important his personal time is. He wants to be able to play some halo and eat dinner with the family and all those things. I keep wondering how he does it though because I find myself not only feeling guilty but sometimes regretting taking that little extra time to chill because I feel like I could be getting work done.
I could be loosing crucial time. Of course, then I have occasions where I hit a wall and feel like, oh god I need a day off, and of course I take one but I will still find myself thinking about drawing in the back of my mind. So there is still a need for balance.
One of the things I thought about doing was making a goal schedule for things I wanted to complete in a work day to I could have time where it I am not focusing on work so much once I hit those goals I am can chill till the next day, but I have to stay within those limits.
I think it is easy to get overwhelmed and end up not sleeping for days as you scramble to hit that deadline because you miss calculated your time.
Now if only I could find away to eliminate interruptions. That is a huge obstacle for me. I simple day out to pick up some art supply has, on more than one occasion, turned into a all day fight with time because I had a flat tire or a family member got locked out there house.
I guess that is just how it goes. The art world is a battle field sometimes.
Does it seem like your life is not going forward or backward. do you feel like everyday you are just going through the motions. do you feel like your life lacks zest. Do you ever wonder what your life would be life had you made even just on tiny choice that was completely different.
If suffering in our lives brings evolution in our soul why do we great challenges with anger frustration and fear.
Is not all things that God creates good, no matter if bad things happen or not. I think so. Everyone chooses something in there life out of convenience and well cause we like it but what about that one thing in the back of our heart that we never chased cause it was too hard. How different Our lives would be if we did the hard things or the things we were unsure of.
Today I say be yourself with all your might cause God would not want anything less. Remeber to pray if things get hard.
God Bless ~Arie
I am thankful for... ....the mess to clean up after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. ....the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed. ....the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat. ....the child who is not cleaning his room, but is watching TV because that means he is at home and not on the streets. ....the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking. ....all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech. ....that lady behind me in synagogue who sings off key because it means that I can hear. ....lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home. ....my huge heating bill because it means that I am warm. ....weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means that I have been productive. ....the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive. ....Finally, for too much email because it means that I have friends and family who are thinking of me.
I am trying to get back in the swing of posting daily. I hope you guys can be semi-patient with me.
Currently I am slowly but surely getting the commissions completed. it is a daily process you could say. Also finally onto the final pencils of a comic book I am working on. I really hope to be able to work steadily on all the things going on.
I have become a Ustream addict. A lot of artists these days are doing live streams at they work on there projects and commissions. giving a bit of an inside view of there daily lives. Recently bobby Chiu has been interviewing some great people from the animation industry as well as I Crisis Hour is doing his thing with his family dallying around in the BG. I know that experience is all too familiar. Jeremy really knows how to get the sketch cards done quickly!