Give Up Television

I was not allowed to watch tv as a child (Thank you Mom!) As a teen it was more permitted, but by that age I had lost interest.  As a young adult, in the early 2000s, TV was not compelling. Then came the golden era of television when internet streaming became truly prevalent. The twenty-teens.  […]

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GTD

aka Getting Things Done, the famous book by David Allen. Even after implementing the time tracking, 5:30am wakeup, and studio debt protocol, I was feeling a sense of overwhelm. “I need twenty more hours in the week. I’m not focusing on things when I need to. I’m forgetting about majorly important things.” Around that time […]

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Studio Debt

A useful technique I have discovered is something I’m calling studio debt. I accumulate debt to my studio when I don’t spend time working in it. This happens even if I go on vacation.  Artists don’t get “paid vacations” where they get to come back without studio debt. This means, quite simply, if I’m not […]

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Wake Up Early (or super late)

*Quarantine Edit*  I actually think that when the world hands you a stay-at-home order it might be better to just sleep in and stay as healthy and well-rested as possible.  So take this post with a grain of salty reality. It has been said, and it has been said again, so it’s worth saying again. […]

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The Ideal Studio: Working From Home

Working From Home This step can provide the single biggest gain in efficiency.  For years I had a studio outside of our home, because our home was tiny and my tools were big (industrial sewing machines.) Your creative medium and your personality will really affect the best choices for you with regards to this strategy. […]

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