I opened the door to Alex Da Corte’s Free Roses, stepped in, and was swallowed whole. Plush, vibrant purple carpet falls underfoot and climbs up the walls, and varying electric glows emanate from every room with mesmerizing sounds and music.
Today let's talk about that work-life balance, or in the case of an artist and art teacher, that work-work-life balance. Fourth quarter craziness? Check. Struggle to make art work while juggling the business and marketing ends? Yup.
I rarely make fully developed drawings in sketchbook, but I take it everywhere and collect ideas. Notes on colors, lighting effects, quick sketches of buildings and architectural details, and other bits and pieces happen much more often than whole ideas.
I hope this helps! Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing more tips to make that balance and time management a little easier without drastic lifestyle changes. Stay tuned for tips 2 and 3, and sign up for my monthly newsletter to keep in touch!
The Capital Region woke up to something a little like this... And with the snow still coming down a school delay turned into a snow day! An unexpected surprise in April, but a great chance to spend some time in the studio.
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