“My Soul Has Been Anchored”
Though the storms keep on raging in my life,
And sometimes it's hard to tell my night from day,
Still that hope that lies within is reassured
As I keep my eyes upon the distant shore;
I know He'll lead me safely to that
Blessed place He has prepared
But if the storms don't cease
And if the wind keeps on blowing,
My soul has been anchored in the Lord 🙌🏽🛥⚓️
Every year I revisit my process and the way I work. I have realized that little and often is the best way for me to get things done. I try to paint three hours a day without stopping, keeping my attention and focus very high. Sometimes this goes to four or five hours but I try to do at least three hours. I write down how long I’ve spent to keep track of how I am doing. I also have a rough idea as to how long it will take me to make each painting. I add up all those hours ahead of time and I come up with a big old number and then I divide by the number of art making days I have- this gives me an approximate idea of a schedule, some answer to what it will take to make this work and if it is even possible.
This is, after all, a practice and when I think about it that way it seems to take the stress off of me. I know if I just show up and not worry too much about the enormous task at hand, then I will be able to figure it out. Bit by bit. The point isn’t to be super efficient, but rather to enjoy the process rather than being stressed all the time.