Monday, 13 July 2015

Time making art.

As I was talking to a friend the other day they asked me about the time I spend making art.
Am I in the studio every day? I am in the studio every day I said. But here I am Monday morning and I have been doing admin. I actually forget how much time I spend doing art related things that are not actually making art. For example this morning I have spent quite a bit of time working out and reading about tags and titles for my Etsy shop. How does one get found by someone who wants your work?
Then there is the preparation for a possible exhibition. I am meeting with the curator this week and need to show what I have available, sizes of all, prices for all and general information. All of this is necesary and takes time.
Also the keeping track of costs takes time.
Tracy Emin when being interviewed recently emphasized the amount of time that she spends on things that surround her
art. Although people think being an artist is just making art, there is much more to it. She even said she could not have been a mother as well as the artist she is.
But this afternoon I am getting to the studio to paint!

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