While captive on an airplane recently, I read the in-flight magazine from cover to cover. It had a short interview with the author, Danielle Steel, and her quote caught my eye. She said "if there's a formula at all to what I do, its this: [I] put my butt in my chair every single day. " Translate that to my profession and it becomes "I put my hands on the cloth every day." Not a bad idea. I know you've heard this from me before, but it is difficult to juggle all the aspects of my "job". As someone who has to earn a living from her art, I have to balance income producing activities (teaching and writing) with creative activities that don't have an immediate income attached. The studio time may lead to sales and income at some point, but there is definitely a lag between creation and sale.
I confess that I don't go into the studio every day. As my activities on the income producing side have increased, my studio time has decreased. But for the next 6 weeks, I have no excuse. No classes until late July. Can I actually commit to spending part of every day in the studio? I don't know, but I'm going to give it a try!