With that title you may be expecting something about how to paint a balanced picture. But I want to talk about finding balance in doing art... The when? how much time? daily? weekly? etc. Some of us would like to do art every waking hour of the day, but realistically that's probably not feasible for most of us. What I find, just like everything in life, the more I do it the better I get. So as a part-time artist I try to find balance in doing art, running my art business, keeping up with my other part-time adventure (I also run a small nursery from my home) and of course I have my home to also keep in running order. I try to at the very least doodle on a daily basis. Doodling keeps my art skills up for when I want to actually do a piece of art for shows or sale.
I incorporate art into my day... at the very minimum of 20 minutes of almost every day.
Some people take a walk every day to start their day or bring themselves down from the day....
I do art.
Art is my balance.
Questions for you....
How can you incorporate art into your everyday? Even just some doodling.
When is your time that you could carve a little "me" time out?
Are there changes you could make to fit in a little art time?
What is your balance?
Let me know how you balance your artistic/ creative life with your have to life.