Week in Review 2021 – 08/06

Work/Life Balance

Finding a balance between work and life isn’t easy. Frankly, I am not even sure it is possible. What is possible, but also difficult to achieve, is acceptance that the balance shifts, wobbles and sometimes collapses. For me, the balance feels like a see-saw. Any moment when the plank is parallel to the ground is short lived.

Both granddaughters are avid readers.

This week I have felt particularly off kilter. It reminds me of my early years with children at home. Their schedule dictated my schedule. I dreamed of the time when they would be out of the house so I could create full time. Boy was I deluded. 🙂 Voids have a way of filling up. It is the very rare week that I have been able to create without interruption for even three full time days. Also, when I am able to get one of those blissful weeks, I only crave more time for creating.

We took time to be outside.

Grammie Mode

This week began with me back in mommy mode. Well, actually Grammie mode. We have been sharing the caring of our two granddaughters more this year than before. Monday and Tuesday was our turn. These are typically my prime creating days. I did create memories, theirs and mine. Just no work to share with you.

I always have at least one art project planned for their visits.

Work Mode

There is the business side of creating. I must tackle that each week, too. This week meant the usual array of meetings, review of documents and responding to emails that comes with the territory of sitting on SAQA’s Board. I also managed to complete a call for entry. I’ll know in a couple of weeks whether either of my artworks are accepted.

There is always next week. But wait, I’m scheduled for jury duty. I may not live a balanced life. I’m very fortunate to live a full and fulfilling life.

I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.

By Gwyned Trefethen

I am an artist who uses fabric, thread and miscellany to create designs gifted to me by my imagination.


    1. So true, Norma. I have my fingers crossed about the entries. The arts center in Old Forge, NY (Adirondacks) looks wonderful from their website. If I get in I’m tempted to head out there, despite it being nearly a six hour drive from our home, because the show takes place during foliage season.

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