I do not understand what I do.
For what I want to do I do not
do, but what I hate I do.
So sayeth Paul, but you don't have to be a saint to know where he's coming
from. I come home from work with all sorts of good intentions:
I'll catch up on my correspondence (which only has a six-month head start),
learn to make a pie
crust, organize my photos, reupholster
the cushions, make some art, all of which are activities that I actually enjoy
once I start doing them. But I'm tired, and then Mariska
Hargitay sings her siren
song, and there goes another evening....
So I need tricks and strategies to help me do the things I actually want to
do instead of the things I do by default. My current techniques, though, seem
straight out of Elsabeth Kubler-Ross: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression--so
is it any wonder that they don't seem to work very well as motivators?
Cure grads and others, what
works for you to get yourself active at home?
P.S. Just in time for the end of Art
Month, my partner Erica Harris
is showing new work at Object Image
Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Come on by for the opening reception on
Saturday, January 27th from 4-7 pm. We're making cookies in the shape of airplanes.