What day is it, again? { Day 14 }

Oh dear, I’m SO sorry for the stretch of days between blog posts. Weekends may be too busy to blog. And then I was recovering yesterday. Lately my thoughts have been:

Paint, paint, paint. When can I sleep next? Can I clean while I sleep? When am I going to have time to cook and clear the clutter? In July. That’s when.

Okay, let me quickly give you an update.

I have discovered a good system with work and sleep, this new system lasts successfully for 3 days until I crash and is as follows:

• Go to bed early (as much before 9pm as possible.)
• Get up at 4:30a and paint until my little one wakes up around 6:30a.
• Get him ready for school.
• Get him to school.
• Do necessary things like reading for a class, dishes, straightening (yeah, right).
• Then paint some more. Eat if I get lightheaded.
• By 1:30, assess if I can keep painting or if I must go to the store for things like milk, etc.
• Then I clock out as artist, and clock in as Mommy around 2:30p.
• Mommy until 7 or 8.
• Paint until 8:30 or 9.
• Shower and sleep til 4:30 again.

This worked beautifully for 3 days. I wasn’t even tired until 8 in the evening, and by the time normal people were getting out of bed in the morning, I had made significant progress which sent all sorts of positive energy my way, which helped me get through the rest of my day.

But, yesterday I crashed. Thought I was getting sick, killer headache, etc. I blame it on the fact that I didn’t get to bed as early as I was supposed to.

I have taken today off to blog and clean and get refreshed doing different things with my brain because I was simply burnt out on painting. So, this system worked and I now know the effects of not keeping to the self imposed rules of getting enough sleep. I will start another round tomorrow and see how long I last.

Since I blogged last, I painted four paintings. If you NEED daily updates, I am constantly posting to Instagram. Please go there to feed any of your update needs.

Click on an image to see the full caption and explanation. Enjoy!!! And keep following. I can’t tell you what all the comments on Instagram have been for me – huge encouragement! Thank you!

3 thoughts on “What day is it, again? { Day 14 }

  1. Is it possible for your paintings to look even more awesome grouped together?! They are gorgeous! Incredible. I can’t wait to see all 50 together.
    Don’t forget to breath. Enjoy some nice weather too…
    (I think for me this challenge would be better to do in winter; I’m feel like I’m not hiking as much and my yard needs attention).


    • Oh thank you! You are so sweet. And yes, I feel like everything else is falling apart around me. I took the day off yesterday and then I got about two hours of sleep last night just because I couldn’t get to sleep, so I’m about to take half the day off also. Talk about being way behind. I wish I could clone myself to do grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry. I might be quite a sight at the showing. 😂


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