me, pointing at the mac
Now that April is finally over and done with, I can start to look forward to sunny weather, and with it, create more cyanotypes.
As for deadlines, I missed a huge one. Somewhere in my mind I had the great idea that I would trick myself into believing the deadline for something was earlier than it really was. So, I thought, April 30th was the real deadline, but my idea was to say it was March 30th.
The end of March came and went, and I thought that was OK, I had another few weeks to get it together. Then, after a few days I went to see what notes I had put together on the project and saw the deadline was really April 1. I had missed the deadline.
So, lesson learned, to not only use the calendar and use actual dates, but to look at the calendar more often.
I saw another deadline coming up for something due May 24, but I knew I really didn't have anything I wanted to submit. If anything, the work is ongoing, but the way I think about it has changed.
So this circles back to the angst of the artist statement. Statement of intent. Objective-- whatever you want to call it, I was thinking it was about time I re-thought my statement and try writing with some new perspective. But I haven't.
I keep thinking I need to read more. But the thing is, I also need to write more. I was doing my "morning pages" (see The Artist's Way) and then around the time of the blizzard in February I slacked and then stopped.
There's always a lot to do.
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