A day in the life of a distracted, but dedicated, artist...

Dear Diary: I had the brilliant idea if "logging in" what I do with my time, to see where it all goes. Today, I promised myself a whole day of art-making, we'll see what happens...(Pacific Standard Time)

7:45 a.m.  Took kid to Jazz Ensemble practice
8:15 a.m.  Read paper, ate breakfast
8:45 a.m.  Checked email and Facebook
9:33 a.m.  Still wasting time on Facebook
9:35 a.m.  Shower...
10:09 a.m.  turned on encaustic wax and heating elements to LOW
10:10 a.m.  off to license new (used) car for firstborn child, pick up a few groceries
11:17 a.m.  "foiled" attempt to license car, needs emissions test. Just wasted over an hour of my time.

11:34 a.m.  puttering around in studio, cleaning up and making room for another art project. I have 3 that I want to work on at the moment, about the state of being "female"...started one yesterday using encaustic wax on a "found" paper mache female form, using words from an old dictionary that define "femaleness"--some aren't so nice. Great fun to be working in 3D and wax! Picture to come...

12:22 p.m.  glued paper to a gessoboard surface, pulled out sketches from a recent "Ladies OF THE lAKE" piece, hopped onto Facebook (DAMN!)

12:55 p.m.   just off the phone with firstborn, catching up on the art we're currently working on (she's an art student in college)...time for lunch.

1:33 p.m.   lunch is over, "Catcher in the Rye" is such a great read...back to work, the wax is waiting.

In the works: 

2:29 p.m.   fiddling with camera and blog posts...

2:35 p.m.  coating new boards with beeswax, fiddling with assemblage (pictured above)

4:15 p.m.   picked up second born at bus stop

4:35 p.m.   feeling exhausted, off to score a movie at Blockbuster, then back to the "wax" for a bit...

5:53 p.m.   laid down a few layers f wax on a 24" board...unplugged for the day.


  1. looking good...love the circle of words...

  2. love where you are going with this.
    the iconic women...repeat circles...words...wax.

    (i have never made the plunge to face book)

  3. I see that you're participating in the Oaxaca Childrens' Shrine Auction this year - so happy to have you on board. Your work is awesome!

    I can so relate to your plans of doing art all day...but then the reality is more like three hours worth! Very amusing...and too often true!

    We have almost a foot of new snow on the ground this morning...if that doesn't keep me inside "working," I don't know what will!
    I wonder...does blogging count???

  4. Dawn--I do think blogging counts, as long as it's a limited amount of time, to be "matched" by at least as much art-making!

  5. Thanks for your comments, Rebecca and Amy!

  6. Wonderful
    thank you for sharing