I have one month left to finish this painting. I am working on it on average ten to 12 hours a day and getting home at about . I am wearing myself out. Right now I am facing a dilemma. I have been thinking about this painting for so long. I feel like it is an important painting in my young career. And I am rushing to complete it for this competition that started out as an excuse to paint it. I don’t feel like the quality is suffering yet, but my health and well being is. My mind has lost track of everything and anything except this painting. I bought tickets to see one of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers, and I completely spaced going. The only reason I am able to spend time on this blog now, is because I am on an airplane flying in from
I came out here for the launch of issue number 9 of BlueCanvas magazine which I am featured in, and almost spaced it too! L.A.
So the dilemma is: do I sacrifice my well being and possibly the quality of the work, or do I sacrifice the possibility of winning a whole load of cash? I keep asking myself these things, but I know what the answer is. I am going to push through and finish it. After all, sleep and health are over-rated anyway. And if I finish it by mid August, or slow down and finish it when I finish it, it will still equal the same amount of hours, just spread out over a longer period of time. I can rest when I am done.