I have lapsed doing my blogs lately. Sometimes it seems that as an artist I am always doing footwork to keep up with the art community, family and friends. It sometime feels like a burden that is thrust on working artists. It is possible to be rushing in too many directions with trying to keep up with the art scene, your family's needs and your friends.
For myself I try to focus on the art when I am feeling rushed and frustrated with all the things life throws at me. I know the need to keep my business afloat and still produce art too. I push myself to paint at least once a week. Sometimes these pieces are not what I want to produce but still I work. So what is the answer?
I can't say I have all the answers, but making time each week for the business end of your art business and studio time are very important. Learn to say no to some of the wants of family and friends during those hours each week that you need to spend on your art business and art. Stop doing the artist footwork.