Multi-tasking is confusing to say the least with social media, paperwork and making art. It’s so easy to paint then while the paint is drying, go to the computer to look at all the e-mails then go back to painting. I work on 2 – 3 paintings in the same series at a time. What I’m doing is doing a disservice to all my creativity. I had a rule of no computer work on the days I’m painting until I finish up for the day in my studio. Then I started to slide back into the bad habit of combining both. Oops! So I’m correcting my course to focus on one thing at a time. One artist reads mysteries while waiting for paint to dry. Of course I paint in acrylic and that takes no time to dry in the desert (AZ). My choice is to sit for a few minutes or do a small mandala. I stand to paint.
Yes, it is easy to get confused with all the talk of social media when you’d rather be creating art all the time. We need to do both but not at the same time.