Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Commitment and Schedule

I hope this will help even just one person..I'm sharing this straight from my heart. If there is any one out there that feels like their work just isn't good enough, Yet they have such a desire and passion to create, Or finds they just do not have time or needs to organize, life schedule , print this out tape it where you will see it all the time...I have printed the bottom part out and placed it over my working table...
I took some time and I sat back and really did a " look at my self " and my art ...and here is what I saw..It really does come down to commitment in all area's , I stand with my hand raised and say I will admit I my self have not been as committed as I should have been, I'm so sorry... . You know it's so hard some times to sit back and be so critical of ones self,

I look at all this amazing and totally awesome talent there is and it blows me away! Then I think Gosh how can I put my piece of work up for all to see.

Then I found my self talking as if I would if it was another
person I was talking to...
But it's how you grow and the only way one will grow.I do sell now and then so some people really like my work..I realized I was my own worse enemy!

I had to ask Question: "Sherrie do you like or Love what your doing ?

Answer: I love what I'm doing! Question: Do you wish n hope or do you

Have fun and keep on keeping on and growing?

Answer: :( I wish n hope and struggle

Answer to it all tada~

#1: Firm Decision #2: Commitment

I have made a decision I'm 100% committed to work.I have been with The Humble Arts since it opened and we just celebrated our first birthday.

So Instead of sitting back and wishing,

I decided to do the opposite what I have been doing , take the plunge and to get my self out there. So I joined Primitive Peddlers and Lemon Poppie Seeds.
Here is my own personal the organize, life schedule , Commitment
Personalize to be your own schedule
Tidy the house right after supper, So I don't have it to do in the morning
(We have our home up for sale so have to really keep it neat n clean)
Then relax doing hand work on a doll or a hand project while spending family time.This also relaxes me for a good night sleep
(Stay off computer of a evening.) I find I get so much more (art) finished and have fun with family: Or even just snuggle in while every one is watching a movie and I read a magazine or book..(Remember like we all use to before computers!!)
Always keep your sewing area picked up. I know it is great to be creative and at times I'm one of the biggest slobs because I'm on a roll, But after your project is finished (and get into the habit ) with each and every project STOP: and clean your work area and keep it organize.( just put every thing for that project back into it'd named basket ) .Trust me you actually will have such creative ideas when your environment is organize... Get a box or basket...
Place in it every thing you will need for the one project.
I'm a multi tasker and sense ...
I belong to 4 groups plus my own I have 5 baskets with the names on front
The Humble Arts Basket : project blah blah
Primitive Peddlers Basket : project blah blah
Lemon Poppie Seeds Basket : project blah blah
ArtisansChronicles Basket : project blah blah
Swap Basket : project blah blah
I always now know exactly what I'm makin and for
which group and how far along I'm with each projrct.
I'm in bed by 9 or 10 pm up at 6am ...(My hubby is in bed by 9pm cause he is up at 5 Am he leaves for work by 5:30Am ,he is home by 3pm..)
I'm up at 6am...Have coffee read email get dressed
Then start my day:
Just like you are LEAVING the house for work out side the house..You have gotten ready for your job ONLY it's inside your house.
I start my day :Computer hours 6:30 am to 8am..
Working hours Tuesday Wednesdays, Fridays,~9 am to 4 pm..
Mondays and Thursday are errand Mornings.. 9 - 12 ~ Work 12:30 to 4pm
Break 15 mintues every two hours ..Stretches, walk..and go out side
Computer eve hours : 6pm to 7:30pm then I shut off my computer for the night...(of course there are times I need to be on at a different time earlier or later,) but I do try to stick to this computer Commitment and Schedule
#1: Firm Decision
#2: Commitment
#3: Structure
#4: Being actively involved in my groups
The Humble Arts
Primitive Peddlers
Lemon Poppie Seeds
#5: not to over extend my self
WellP that is it..Time will tell so watch me grow and you will see if I'm sticking to this Commitment and Schedule
* Happy Monday Big Smiles*!!!Hugs Sherrie


Prim and Proper Folks said...

Sherrie, I enjoyed reading your blog tonight...I think there are times when we all have to reaffirm our love of what we do! Thank you for sharing your personal journey of discovery! I'm scooting over the the Humble Arts right now to see all the anniversary goodies created by this wonderfully talented group of artists! Hugs--Susan

kat449 said...

Yeah Sher, and lets not forget...limit the fun & lengthy phone calls with Kat Woman!!!!! i LOVE talking to w/ you but we do some YAKKIN!!!
I too thank you for your inspiration to recommit to what God has blessed us w/ which is our talent, time and treasures...
I love working with you and sharing our vision w/ The Artisan Chronicles...I just lOVE saying that!!!! P.S. dont forget to be gentle and flexible with yourself as well. Hugs, Kat

Folk Art said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog.Thanks for sharing your personal journey of discovery in the field of Folk art. I look forward for more blogs of this kind.

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

HI Susan..Thank You for dropping by, You know I'm a huge fan of yours !Some times I just have to write what is in myheart..I think it helps me to keep on track and I always hope even if it is just one word it will help some else also!
Hugs Sherrie

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Kat.Our yacking time is VERY special for me, I would'nt trade those precious moments in time for any thing!!!!
Hugs Sherrie

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Folk Art Thank You for dropping by, I hope you will visit often,Thank You for words of encouragment !!
Hugs Sherrie

Flora said...

You certainly have your plate full, I'm gonna have to try that basket idea of yours! It might make me focus better? I just wanted to tell you that I gave you the "You Make My Day" award on my blog!

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

oh wow Thank So much Flora!
Im so so wow I'm at a lost for words..Thank You

Bettsi McComb said...

Sherrie, I can so relate to where you are at! I think every artist/crafter knows this feeling! It can be so easy to just dabble, but I think you've got a good plan in place. You might want to add "planning" to your list. If I spend a little time each Sunday deciding What I want to accomplish in the following week, it really helps me to focus and prioritize. Wishing you all the best!

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Bettsi I love and visit you all the time and I always come away with a smile! I loved your idea about on Sundays setting up what I want to accomplish creating for the week..Great idea!

Dori said...

Good for people to know.