What do artists do all day?

#What do artists do all day? (part one- morning)

Well for me its a coffee (or three) in the studio after coming back from walking my poochy (great thinking time) and taking a look at what I’ve done the day before and assessing next steps. I usually have radio 4 in the background to catch up with the news but if i really need to ponder i have to turn the chatter off. Once I have a plan formulated in my noggin I then go and feed the birds and over yet another coffee do a bit of social media, admin etc and choose what if anything I’m going to listen to. If i am continuing work I can listen to a drama as I don’t need the uninterpreted thought stream required when beginning or completing a piece (for those times its either silence or music) I aim to get cracking by 9.00 the latest, usually earlier. I’m not sure why I delay getting stuck in straight away by doing social media but once I get going I love the feeling of those first moments of creativity whether it be beginning a new piece, carrying on with one of the existing pieces or even totally reworking something. Its almost a relief to know i can still do it – i think we all live in fear of the muse leaving us. Time to get started ! Continuing work on this one today …will post how I get on.

holly, hawthorn, blackthorn

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