Okay, I'm a professional artist, translation: people are now paying me enough for my art, jewelry and handbags to support myself- but isn't that why I got married>? His money supports us, mine is whatever money or on responsible days~my retirement fund! Even though I have 4 online stores and I work as an art teacher part time, even sell my jewelry wholesale now!!! I am still the maid, cook, chauffeur, care giver, dog walker, poop picker upper!, laundress etc, you can fill in the rest as I'm sure you have your list! Popping a tube of paint is directly causes a "Mary, ..." or the phone rings..."Mom..." or someone stops by because I'm not working, can't be- I'm at home.
I read a great article about creative people, we're disorganized, scattered, etc! No I'm not, I just have to fit it in between the 90 other demands of the day. My husband asked at breakfast why I was soldering on the kitchen counter? Uh, last night they all wanted a big dinner- soldering had to be done, can't I do that while I watch a vat of spaghetti sauce simmer? Made perfect sense to me! I didn't get any flux in the pan!
By working like this I am still able to cook, clean, be healthy in my home-if you don't clean that mold will kill you!...hmmm, wonder what kind of medium I could mix it with to make...I digress. I’m always multi tasking, just moving the art with me. I've become a bag woman! I have great tote bags, saved over the years from every charity, club or wherever they seem to come from, now I have a new GREEN stash of grocery totes to pull into service. All the bags have glue, scissors, thread, needles, yarn, crochet hook, knitting needles and about four ongoing projects. When I leave a room, a bag goes with me, when I go in the car, sometimes two bags go with me. I am never without my projects now. I went on vacation one time and forgot a bag and had to go to the store just so I could have some art supplies with me. I wouldn’t be comfortable otherwise. Now before I go I pack the art supplies a week in advance, my clothes an hour before I leave for the plane. I have my priorities right! Gotta go, which bag will I take with me?