What is your work flow? How do you handle the myriad of tasks required to regularly update and post on numerous social media platforms? These were questions I was asked in the final Professional On-line Presence group meeting offered through SAQA. I love being put on the spot, much as it makes me squirm. Why? Because I find it forces me to sort through competing thoughts and express them concretely and coherently. My answer is, “My life is extremely compartmentalized, with an emphasis on the extreme.” I went on to explain how each day of the week had a different focus. For example, if it is Friday morning, as it is now, my first priority is to write my weekly post.
Will my compartmentalized way of being work for others? Not necessarily. However, I got a chuckle from a friend and one of my blog followers who was attending the same meeting. She couldn’t see herself adhering rigidly to a firm schedule. Then as an afterthought she said, “but you post weekly and I haven’t managed that.” She does put herself into her art, both fiber and photography, as well as being a dedicated volunteer.
Work Flow Interrupted
Do I always adhere to my compartmentalized plan? Of course not. I am human. Life happens. I am fortunate to have family. I have volunteer obligations that frequently must be attended at a specific time that plays havoc with my schedule. Still, I did manage to chip away at obligations to myself, as you can see by the photographs. Two 8″ x 8″ pieces are finished. Thanks to my husband these are wrapped around pre stretched canvas. These artworks will be part of my Cohasset Open Studios offerings in November. I also whipped up a 10″ x 7″ piece for SAQA’s Trunk Show. What will next week bring? We shall see.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.