My blog has been on radio silence the last few years, but of late I’ve been inspired to write about living the creative life while working a day job. There’s a ridiculous notion that being an artist, on principle, should not include commuting, dress pants and spreadsheets. But my life certainly includes these elements and everything else that accompanies a full-time office job - in addition to my paints and easel. That’s the case for many of us. There’s a lot we can learn from each other about how to balance art-making with a day job. Whether your job is fulfilling or boring, going beyond the office and indulging in that still small voice inside you to make art brings deep fulfillment. I couldn’t imagine life without it.
A few of the things I’ll be writing about here are making those long commutes more of a creative gift, and being grateful for your job even when you’d rather be painting, and ways to move forward with art when you ARE discontent at work (seriously, that can be really hard). Looking forward to sharing and hearing ideas. More to come.