the calm after the chaos

February 14, 2018

the calm after the chaos

Ok my friends it is has been a whirlwind of activity in the art den, studio Mahaloness, as I begin work on new projects, wrap up older projects and, plan my year ahead. This is not an easy task for the artist type, and perhaps I am generalizing a little bit here, it's just really difficult at times to juggle 8 things at once, paint, frame work, document work, and all the stuff in between, eat, and than.....sit down and write something meaningful. I am beginning to realize that I have been a master of avoiding responsibility and have been living somewhat in a world of chaos with some conflict as a result. I foolishly believed this was integral to my art, and journey. Now that I am at a new stage in my life, I can recognize that was a natural part of my growth, and every mistake I made must not have been as bad as I thought because it got me to here today. Currently I am in the process of learning to work with a calendar, which prior to this revelation was my kryptonite. I have been writing things done in my artist books, which act as place to write thoughts, draw, doodle, and also make lists, however I have found that as soon as a list is not visible it is also easy to forget what was on the list. By putting a calendar on the wall, what a novel idea....it is right there in front of my eyes and subsequently things get done. This has been a invaluable tool so far, as I can clearly see what's in store, what's next and most important reaching deadlines. I am not saying I have been totally flailing prior to this realization, it's just that the chaos was overpowering sometimes and made for a little more stress than is necessary. Let's face it, life is a sweet and short experience, so making the most of the moments is a priority worth investing in. So moving on it is my pleasure to reintroduce myself, hälts, and to say hello, thank you for your patience and interest in Mahaloness, it has been quite the journey and I look forward to what's ahead.