Sunday, December 04, 2005

Week 5 Check-in



Well, with the previous posting I did, I forgot all about checking in. It was a good week. I did morning pages 7 out of 7 days. I have a rhythm for my morning now. I feel they do help clear the way for positive thinking.

I can't say that I did anything that qualified as an artist date. I didn't schedule anything. Well I did spend a good deal of time researching longarm quilting machines and reading up on them. But then that leads me to my task...

Honestly, my favorite creative block is...the internet. This computer is a powerful tool that has the capacity to suck me in whole. I can lose myself for hours, possibly days. I sit here hour after hour under the guise of research...or just looking for ideas. I think that computer deprivation would have been a much better task (punishment?) for me. But because of this awareness (and public confession) I'm going to limit my time on here. I generally have 3 hours in the early morning when I'm doing all my essential computer stuff. I'm going to really try to limit myself to that time, and then perhaps an hour in the evening. I don't need to sit down and check mail, or anything else periodically throughout the day. The cartoon is my attempt at illustrating indulging.

I did do some sewing and have added a few things out in our lobby for sale, but I know I could have been much more productive. And so in keeping with my new resolve, I'm off to sew more.

7 comments:

Suze said...

OMG!! I can so relate to your cartoon!!!Thats my biggest creative block too..and although I HAVE to use the computer for work (I am a webmaster and programmer), I tend to get sucked into 'researching' alot!!

Pat/SWquilter said...

Love your cartoon!! I spend a fair amount of time "fooling around" on the computer in addition to what I have to do at work - but reading is the real brain sucker for me - if the book is good, I'm stuck in it until I finish it to the extent of sleep deprivation, etc. I have occasionally even found a book that I enjoyed so much I immediately started to reread it as soon as I finished it.

Debra Spincic said...

Maybe Rian will come in and comment but she is now setting a 45 minute timer in the morning so she is off the computer when the bell rings.

Helen Suzanne said...

just love that drawing :D :D...it's me too

sophie said...

Your drawing is fantastic. I know I need to find a cue to recognize when I'm LINGERING online.

cathy said...

great cartoon.....and oh so true!

Jane Ann said...

Great drawing!