Thursday, January 9, 2014

Find Your Balance


This year my main focus will be on finding my balance.
Ever since I quit my corporate job I have been having trouble finding my balance. 
Getting up and doing the work. 
How do I balance my life. When right now I feel like it is all a blur.
It all runs in to one. Work and Play.
When I was working it was easy to get up in the morning, get ready for work, go to work, do my job, come home, make dinner and then go to my studio work for a few hours and then to bed.
Start all over again.
I had a routine. There was balance.
It seemed like I got a whole lot more done.
Now it seems like it takes me 2 hours just to take a shower and get ready for the day.
Believe me I am not complaining.

But I need to find my balance again.

Some how I have to create a routine.
Balance the work with the play.
I believe there has been too much play this year. Not enough work.
Maybe I was so burnt out that all I could do was play.

Nothing wrong with that!
I must have needed it!

I love to Play!!
So to start my year out "I will find my balance"
Balance between work and play.
And I guess if I have to pick a word for the year it would be  


Taaa Daaaa!!!

Wanted everyone to know that
there will be an article in the "Reading Eagle" about my art.
I am so thrilled!!!
It will be in on Monday Morning. 
My 86 year old Father is so excited about this.
He has been reading the Reading Eagle every morning for the last 60 years. He is more excited about this then Somerset Studio and Hallmark! Every morning I make him coffee and he goes in my Library and reads his paper from front to back. I love my Daddy!!

Also don't forget to get your issue of Somerset Studio!!!
Click on the button on the side bar or click on the above link to get yourself a copy. 

 I will give you another sneek peek!
 They really did a wonderful job!!

Sooooo Happy!!!!

I will leave you with this quote.

"I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in the sequins and the fringes"
~ Bette Midler~


MeOfCourse said...

You will find your balance because you Heather are a strong woman and a loving daughter. Congrats on the piece. Beautiful work as always. Happy New Year!

MeOfCourse said...

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Hi Heather, (my sailor friend LOL)
Congrats on the publication. I love your art and look forward to seeing.

Myriam Kozik said...

Wow you do beautiful art. I totally understand what you were talking about. I am still refining my routine. You will settle into what will work for you. So happy I found your site.

Miss Marple said...

I tend to trick myself with a daily schedule on my days off and in holidays at home (like now) I can really loose myself on some days doing (almost) nothing. And even if I may not follow every part every day, I do have a next step to turn to and get on with it.
My next step today is to write in my dairy, than do some house work (aargh! Laundry!!!), take pictures and write a blogpost and start my next art journal page...
Happy PPF - Irma said...

Your art is beautiful and I love the backgrounds too. Congrats on being published, how wonderful to have a dad that is so proud of you :)

Giggles said...

First off congratulations on being published...that's so thrilling!! I was thinking that you were probably burnt out and will soon start your routine!! However I know of two very very successful business people who say if you love your job it's as though you never work a day in your life!! Keep that in mind as you amalgamate work with play! Also boundaries...set a lot of them so you don't get off track. Your art is so beautiful and deserves to have loads of exposure!!

Hugs Giggles

Netty said...

Love your gorgeous artwork Heather and congratulations on being published. Happy PPF, Annette x

SLScheibe said...

Your balance art is beautiful! Really pretty! Hope you find your routine soon :)

Debbie said...

Good luck finding balance. I work part-time, and am able to do a lot of my work from home, so I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I think I'd be more productive if I had to just get up and go in to work every day. But I do love my freedom so much! So enjoy it!! What an amazing feature of your artwork in Somerset! Congratulations!!!!

Faye said...

Wonderful to have an article in the Reading Eagle about your beautiful art. Any parent would be bursting with pride. Your entry today is awash with beautiful colors.

Studio Kaufmann said...

I think I would find it hard to do art if I was working a corporate job because I would be so drained by the end of the day. I guess you can do your art on the weekend and get in the right state of mind. Your art in Somerset Studio looks amazing. Happy PPF

Tam Hess said...

Oh the balance familiar! Yup, it's the routine you need to establish. Some days you stray from it and go play, but if you have a routine and want to get stuff done, the routine days are the winners, at least for me!

Yay for all your awesome achievements! Your dad sounds wonderful :)

Happy Paint Party Friday!

Tammy N said...

Congratulations on being published. Love your art and reading your thoughts.

Abigail Davidson said...

Congratulations on the publication! Having balance is a great goal and beautiful artwork as well!

Diana Evans said...

oh Heather!!! how exciting!!! congrats on the published work!!! love your latest piece too!!!

Eydie said...

Congratulations on the beautiful spread. You have such an amazing gift. I'm thrilled for you to be seen in such a big way.

I work from home, and understand the challenge of balance. It will come.

Anonymous said...

I struggle with this too. I'm reading a wonderful book called The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp. It's a pep talk for artists establishing their own routines, among other great things. She is of the Edison school - 1% inspiration, 99% persperation. Check it out, you might find some good tips.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Congrats on the article - that is wonderful! Beautiful work - and I think we all need to check our balance from time to time :)

Kristin said...

Hi Heather! I just came over to congratulate you on your Somerset article! I LOVED it and was terribly happy to see you there. CONGRATULATIONS and keep it up - send in more, more, more!! ;) xoxo

Sarah Trumpp said...

OH yeah it's hard. I have been trying to find that balance for the past year as well!

Your art is absolutely beautiful!

Anne Manda said...

Gorgeous piece! Congrats on the publication, how awesome!

Anonymous said...

Heather, I totally understand your need for balance. I also will be leaving my art director/graphic design job of 22 years. I need to pursue my dreams. I tried the weekend & was just too tired to give it my all. A new chapter for both of us.