Thursday, March 15, 2007

Back from the Bahamas

Well, my vacation is over. After a rough start was put behind us it turned out pretty well. After all, who can really complain when the views look like this...

I didn't do much art on vacation - only two quick sketches. Instead I spent my time soaking in the brilliant colors and natural beauty. It was overwhelming in the best sense of the word and provided a lot of creative inspiration.

While I clear the decks to get back to work, I suggest that any aspiring artists (or aspiring anything for that matter) read this blog post by Maggie Stiefvater. Maggie is a wife, mother, full time artist, writer and musician. This post is her answer to the question, "How do you find time to do it all?" I think she makes some excellent points about priorities and goal setting. Read it and see what you think.


bluelilac said...

Hi Stacy
I did read your friend's blog. The article she wrote about managing priorities is very useful and helpful to be sure.
I have a daily habit of journalling in the morning and listing as well things I want to get done for the day.
I am always amazed at how it can keep me on track. I check things off the next day to see what I did from the list. Often I did it all!
And I miss the sense of organization in my day if I don't have a list to keep me on track.

I LOVE YOUR PHOTO. what a lovely place! The blues are amazing.


Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Really good to hear from you. Your blog is very cool, and I am very envious of your vacation! I'll be back!

Stacy said...

Hi Mary Jane! The blue ocean and sky in the Bahamas were incredible. Much better in real life than they are showing here in the photo. I should have captured them in paint, but I was too busy staring!

Hi Dave! Good to hear from you too. Thanks for visiting!