I am floundering a bit. This happens every time I finish a project. I spend weeks being focused, deliberate and productive and then as soon as I am finished, it all goes out the window.
Completing the 25 pieces for the 20/20 show felt great. I learned a lot about working with these materials and I love that I now have a fairly large body of new work.
|This is how the pieces were arranged in the gallery.|
I won 3rd place!
When I am in the middle of a project, everything else becomes something "I will do when I am finished with this..........." Now I have a long list of those "when I am finished....." items to deal with and so many of them are unrelated, so focus seems impossible right now.
For example, when I sit down to work on an image, I find myself jumping around from file to file, not really having a vision for what I am trying to create.
I know this is normal, but it's uncomfortable. I want to be back "in the zone", "cruising along", "going with the flow"...... but instead I feel like a manual transmission car being driven by someone who has never heard of a clutch.
Cleaning and organizing my studio usually helps put me back on track, but because I just moved, it's really not that messy.
I have a few lunch dates planned with friends that were on the "when I am finished with this...." list, so that feels good, but I think I need to just ride this out. It's all part of the creative cycle, a necessary part...........right?