Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quick Update

I am currently working on a black & white pencil portrait for a Christmas commission. I have yet to photograph it (have not done WIPs) so I have no photo to post. However, if luck, discipline, and a few uninterrupted hours, have it, it should be completed by this afternoon.

When creating art (or doing housework) I like to listen to audiobooks. It is a form of multitasking. It allows me to keep up on my reading while I work, and it makes housework less distasteful. When I work on art, I tend to ready lighter, fluffier, books so that I can concentrate on the art. I listen to heavier more intense books while doing housework so that the housework passes more quickly and I don't have to think about it too much. Our local library offers audiobooks online that can be downloaded for 14 days at a time. This is a excellent way to listen to a access a large variety of books. The library continually adds to their collection so there is always huge selection from which to choose.

Since starting this post I have answered the phone twice(had a relatively longish conversation with one of the callers), emptied the dishwasher and put the breakfast dished in it, started a load of laundry, called my son in sick to school (he came home not feeling well), and fed the birds, rabbit, and fish. Now, I am ready to sit down to work on the commission.


  1. Whew! I thought my life was busy! Good luck on the commission.

  2. You are a busy woman. Wow! Thanks for the suggestion of audio books.

  3. I go through waves of being busy and being bored. LOL.

    The audiobooks is an excellent I idea I got from another artist friend of mine. I am so pleased he suggested it. I get a lot more reading done this way than I would otherwise.