Thursday, March 24, 2016

Starting Over

Yep, I'm starting over. I have missed the process of daily journaling. And as I wrote in my journal, the break might have been a blessing. As I look through my recent Fauxbonichi entries, my pages were more creating art than daily reflections. And I think at the time, that's what I needed. I was growing as an artist and I had to explore that.

And yes, I've missed creating art, but I've really missed the daily reflection, the ability to brain dump at the end of the day, or write about my crazy day. You see, I get obsessive about things and that's all I can do. And I've discovered that I really suck at multi-tasking. I've been obsessive about my new teaching job, creating lessons, re-learning math I had forgotten, helping my seniors with their independent math research and getting them ready for their IB exams.. 

I think that's what happened to me with art. I got obsessive and couldn't stop. I think I've always been like this. But the problem is that I don't ever "finish" a project. I really need to find a balance between all the "have-to's" and all the "want-to's". Interesting, that was one of my goals for last year. Clearing, I still haven't learned to balance yet. 

So I'm starting again in my Fauxbonichi process. And for now, I'm just going to fill one page a day rather than two. My art probably won't be worth sharing, but I'm going to try to limit what I create to fit my day, rather than fitting my day around my art. I'm not sure how much I'll be blogging or sharing my art on Instagram, but I need to do this for me. 


  1. Angelcake, to quote from an old Isley Brothers song, "It's your thang, do what you gotta do". Multitasking is way, way overrated! I read somewhere that you can accomplish a whole lot more by focusing on one thing at a time rather than doing several things at once. I usually get distracted by something shiny so I have a tendency to leave things unfinished.
    Vince is so cute!
    You do what you need to do to satisfy your creative urges (for lack of a better word) and still hold on to your sanity! Funny, I find that I deal with life so much better when I let my sanity go ;)
    Enjoy your weekend, Ms Kari.


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