The month is almost up, both mine and our daughter S’s birthdays are quickly approaching. They are both “milestone” birthdays at that. So we are busy, busy, busy, what with preparing to celebrate as well as looking after Soon to be toddler. As a result I’m still working on my first inspiration. Sorry guys I have any pictures of finished work for you this post. I currently have three different pieces on the go at the same time. The close-ups above and below are from the same piece. Not my usual method or style, I thought I’d try something different. Hoping it works out. I must say it’s calming to draw this way. Though more time-consuming. It reminds me very much of roman mosaics as well as the obvious Pointillism style.
Any guesses as to my current inspiration?
I hadn’t intended on posting again without at least one or two finished pieces to show you. However I didn’t think it would take me so long to finish at least one piece. I’m not by any means promising you or claiming I’m creating a masterpiece (far from it) but I haven’t found many spare minutes here and there to sit down and draw these past few weeks. I thought I better at least give you an update I mean I can’t let my first month go by with just one blog post. Could I?
And this brings me to the addendum. When I set forth this project I didn’t specify at least for myself a goal for how often I would post, or how many pieces I would create per post. I thought being flexible would be better. That way I wouldn’t feel rushed, nor would it seem out-of-place if I posted more frequently should the creativity flow more quickly at one time or another. Being flexible in my project seemed like a better way to fit it into my day-to-day life as mummy. Because let’s be honest S is numero UNO in order of getting things done. She needs me I’m there, she needs it, I’m doing it. Hovering over her like a honey bee on a flower……..ok maybe a helicopter over a freeway. The bumble bee thing just sounded prettier. Yes I admit it! My names Hannah and I’m a helicopter parent! I can also be described as an “attached parent”. Although I’ve never read the book nor remember the author’s name for that matter but from what I gather I do fair few things this “expert” encourages.
Ok so now I’ve held my hand up and admitted my guilt, time to move on to a solution. Clearly just a little structure will go a long way. I need to give myself a posting schedule at the very least. Because I’m busy with S I’m not going to go over board. I need to be pragmatic and honest with what I can achieve. But I would still like to maintain some flexibility because ever the optimist there may in fact be a week I can post multiple times! But then there’s also, I’m sure going to be weeks where it’s going to be even more difficult.
So let’s see………
let’s start with how many pieces of work should I promise per post? I’m going to stick with at least one. Yeah it may seem a cop-out or easy way out but I’ll more likely achieve one piece per inspiration more frequently than a larger number thus being more likely to be able to promise more frequent posts. However I reserve the opportunity to post as many above that minimum as I see fit should the creative juices really flow.
So now the bigger question.
How often should I post? Now this is tricky, I need to choose a frequency that is achievable in my busy schedule, yet enough so as to keep this blog entertaining. Once a month just isn’t going to cut it! I don’t want to bore you. But I still need to take into account I need to not just sit and write a post but also create at least one piece of work based on my day-to-day life experiences and inspirations.
What would be a happy medium? Is every two weeks too long for readers to wait? Or would once a week be too tight for my schedule? I want to give myself the opportunity to create something more than just scribbles and doodles. I’m not promising you I never will submit scribbles and doodles I’m just saying once or twice it would be nice to have the time to create something awesome.
So with that in mind I think I’ll give myself a bi weekly minimum target. No matter what I will post. Whether be it an update or hopefully some inspiration to share with you!