Postcards from New York #23
©2012 Lisa Call
6 x 12 inches
On stretched canvas
Available at The Store at Contemporary Craft
A Look Inside My Week
One of the most common question I’m asked is “how do you get so much done while also working a day job?”
This week I thought I’d share some details of my days to give you some idea what I’m doing and what I’m thinking and how it all works out.
I think it boils down to me not doing nothing very often.
I’m not teaching classes right now so my days are different than when I am teaching. So in January or February, once classes start back up again, I’ll repeat this exercise as my days are quite different when students are the priority.
6:30am – wake up / shower / breakfast / cuddle with the cats
7:00am – big picture planning for the week (I usually do this Sunday evenings but I took the weekend off and relaxed)
7:15am – check in with social media – schedule a few updates, sign up to give hootsuite a trial as I really dislike tweetdeck these days
7:40am – head down town – listen to a book on tape in the car
8:00am – meeting at McNichols Building (a new arts venue owned by the city of Denver – they shared with us how they will be programming the space and how we can submit requests for exhibits and other events)
9:00am – drive back home
9:30am – start day job – I worked from home today so as a bonus I also washed a load of laundry (I need magic fairies to fold it and put it away) and was able to spend some time with my daughter, who is home sick with the flu.
5:30pm – end day job
5:30pm – Package up pfd fabric for a customer and take to the post office, pick up thai food for dinner & eat dinner with boyfriend.
6:15pm – Bake cake for critique group dinner tomorrow night, wrap christmas presents for family and package up to mail them tomorrow, write much of this blog post.
7:15pm – Hang with daughter and boyfriend and try to talk myself into it being okay to not work in the studio and just goof off all evening.
8:30pm – Work in the studio for 1 hour (I managed to motivate myself – woohoo)
9:30pm – Wrap up this post, start todo list for tuesday
10:00pm – Bedtime (I’ll read for about 15 minutes first)