“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has to get down to earth.”
~ Pearl S. Buck
Let go of the idea that you have to wait for the right time and you will make a big shift in your creative life.
This is the right time.
If you are looking for a place to start, not all art projects need a big time commitment. It doesn’t have to be a big project to be meaningful.
When I had a “regular” job, I used to get to work 10 -15 minutes early and sit in my car to draw. When I went into the building to start my workday, I felt so much better because I took a few minutes to practice in my sketchbook.
Where can you find a few minutes each day?
Can you spare a few minutes from your lunch break? If you are someone with night energy, what about a few minutes before bed to do a quick watercolor painting?
Have you noticed that when your car breaks down or there is some other emergency in your life, more than likely you are able to make adjustments and get everything done? Give art making this same urgency and you’ll be sure to find the time. It’s a matter of recognizing your core values and then setting your priorities.
One of my favorite sayings is: If you want to get something done, ask a busy person. A busy person doesn’t make excuses. They schedule it and get it done.