“If you chase two rabbits both will escape.”

Confession: Sitting down to do my art is far more challenging then creating the art itself. Why is it so difficult to be a productive artist? Not a day goes by that I don’t promise myself that “Today is the day I’m going to really get some work done. I’m gonna sit here at this desk and really crank it out.” Yet 15 minutes into my work I find myself scrolling through my Twitter feed either giggling at cat videos or keeping tabs on public opinion on social issues. Who else is tempted by the lure of spending their free time binge watching a new Netflix series or Hulu original? I find myself at times racked with guilt that I may only get an hour of work done before I’m lured off into doing something else. My only balm to soothe me is the thought that maybe it’s not just me. Maybe this scourge of distraction and procrastination is the bane of all creatives and I’m not alone in my dilemma. Sometimes my ability to focus feels more like chasing dandelions in the wind.

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Pen and ink artist inspired by Nature, Beauty, Spirit and Song.

7 thoughts on “Distractions”

  1. yes. totally. i love drawing, and once i get to it i feel alive & wonderful & it just seems to flow…but getting there…i trip over every distraction i can.
    self-sabotage…or just being human?

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