I love reading about the ebb and flow of our hours. The day-in-the-life columns in magazines and blogs fascinate me to no end. We are all working so very hard and filling our days so differently and energetically – but really, we are all variations on a theme; practicing our days, filling them with as much goodness as the short hours can hold.
So, in that theme, I thought I would share my most typically day with you! As I said on twitter yesterday, I think I pretty much just come across as a crazy lady who has cute kids & paints. You’ll see. ; )
So, here it goes! Read on if you’re interested.
9:00 wake up to the sound of my girls playing with their stuffed animals. These days everything is a grand adventure which piggy and wolf-pup must weather. 😉
9:30 get up for real (no more lounging around with my girls in the sunshine no matter how awesome these moments are). Next up: coffee, almonds and an tangerine, little shirts, feeding the bunny, sweeping the kitchen, tossing in more laundry…
11:00 Lizz (the girl’s tutor) arrives, my daughters are in good hands so I take off for the studio.
11:30 stretch a new canvas up on the wall. I have two spaces in my studio for over-sized canvases + my easel. Scrape off the palette, freshen my oil paints, prep for the creative moments ahead….
12:00 get distracted from task at hand (starting new painting) by the random thought of an email I haven’t replied to. Pull out my computer. Remember I need to buy more shipping boxes. Done. Now, what’s up on Twitter? Anything I need to reply to on the Facebook page? Oh ya! That email… Oh gosh… What do I say? Ummm…. Oh! Another shop order. Is that already in stock? Perfect! I should wrap that up and send it out now… (All while eating bites of lunch)
12:30 phone and computer both are closed and put away out of renewed resolution to my cause: painting.
12:32: loud music filling my ears and paint filling my mind.
2:00 quick break to answer emails that have come in this afternoon and talk with my husband about business goals for the next month and things that need to happen right now (he’s so great).
2:30 back to painting. This last hour in the studio is my sweet spot. Paint flies and I feel hyper productive.
4:00 pick up my two girls and talk about their day.
4:30: run to the printer to pick up freshly created reproductions (and pet the print shop puppy for a minute).
5:00: Get home, reply to a few emails, do some boring computer stuffs, all mixed with talking and playing with the girls (aka, I don’t get much done in this time
but it’s the sweetest.)
6:00: Dan gets home, he and the girls play and work on homework for a bit while I prep dinner
7:00: Dinner time! We either watch a show together (Master Chef is our current fave) or talk about school and our “high/lows” of the day
8:30: Dan reads Narnia to the girls and puts the girls to bed while I clean up the kitchen (I make the most giant mess while cooking.)
9:00: Relax for an hour or so – make a nice latte, get a bit of dessert, snuggle up on the couch to talk or watch a show.
10:00-2:00am my golden hours. The house is so quiet and I get to work on the designs for my website or blog, launching new artwork in my shop (it’s amazing how long this kind of thing takes!!), or creating artwork on my dining room table.
What does your day look like? What moments do you love the most?