Finding The Time

  There are times in our lives when we all feel overwhelmed with life tasks that need of have to be done.  I can't tell you how many times I have thought, "If only I had the time to..."
  I am learning that I can accomplish a surprising amount of things when I stop overloading myself, lesson the work load and use even a little bit of my time every day to clear my head and let all the garbage float away.  I've seen this referred to as "Eating the Elephant".  When you have a big task to accomplish and it feels overwhelming, do just a little  every day and eventually it will be finished. 
  I have also started to plan my days hour by hour and even though things sometimes come up and I often have to adjust my time schedule, I find that I finish most of my daily agenda. 
  Making positive changes in my life has helped fill my paintings with more feeling, more intensity, more life.  I will be heading out to Michigan at the end of summer for a workshop to help with my technical skills and until then, I will be working on my internal skills of seeing and paying closer attention to the landscape surrounding me.  
  Life is a continuous path.