Creators log

Week 50 - Boiling Over

11 December 2023

Last week was hectic. With the semester coming to an end, and my finalizing the THOTS books and prints (now available on my shop, I’m feeling a bit frazzled. I feel as if I have too many pots on the burners, and a few have been boiling over. Do you know what I mean? I was able to finish what I needed to finish, and this week feels like it has more space. Yet, I still feel like I don’t have enough time… I’m feeling overwhelmed. 2024 might just be a year of radical simplicity. Of getting back to the basics, of cancelling commitments, or finding a literal and occupational quiet. Do I say this at the end of every year?

Getting into the groove of a new project is difficult. The runway of a new project is long. One can’t simply jump into a new project. A new project requires an easing-in period. For me it does, at least. I’m not just talking about the rhythm of work, the act, habit, or doing of work, the elbow geese of work. Rather, I’m talking about a frame of mind… to start thinking in terms of a project, a project embodiment. Having the time to work on a project is not enough, especially when the project hasn’t quite settled in the brain. I’m not talking about the project’s idea or concept. That can be clear.

Perhaps I’m not being clear here.

The week ahead

A week to catch up and dream. Next week, a visit to family.

Task list

Things I still need to do: