I am devoting the next six days to an art retreat at home. I thought about going away somewhere, but there were too many reasons to stay home. And I realized that it's better to be here where I have all my supplies rather than trying to pack up everything.
I started getting a little stressed in anticipation - the expectations were sky high. I was putting pressure on myself to get as much done as possible. Last night I realized that I need to build in some quiet time to connect with my intuition. So I won't just be in the studio 10 hours a day. It will be a true retreat in that I am taking time every day for meditation, reflection and spending time in nature. And I will be minimizing my computer time.
I spent the past few days cleaning house and studio to minimize my distractions. Today it's an early start for a walk at a local nature center. Then on to the studio to play with soy wax dye crayons.
Have a great week - I'll be back next Thursday.