Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Are you in the Zone?

Here is my daytime zone. Work and play all muddled together. She changes each day as I pick up the pencil and aimlessly draw and erase while multitasking with phone calls, and paper pushing as I like to call it.

Last year when I began to rediscover and focus on my art, I had to give up something for times sake. It is sad to say that what I gave up was the balance of housework, yardwork and the rest of my daily chores.

Before blogging and arting I checked into Flylady every morning to see what the day's chore was.

Do any of you know about Flylady? Of all the blogs I read I don't think I have ever seen her mentioned. I now realize that the way I kept our home in order and somewhat clean all the time was staying in the Zone. All I did was check in each morning to see what Kelly's Mission was and if I was not able to do the daily missions, then on the weekend I got it done. No more no less.

You can check out the site to see what the zones are but I can tell you this week's zone is the kitchen and that is where I will focus my house cleaning efforts this week. I will also involve the rest of the family in the zone with Sharon's missions for them.

There you have it. One of my ways of finding balance and focus...
More later,
PS I think I will add the Flylady link to the top of my list on the sidebar.


  1. Thank you for this post. It's so true, we compromise things for our art. It's worth it though, right? Until I see the piles of paper that I've neglected. :-\ I'll take your hint and check out Flylady. Good luck with the kitchen....

  2. hmmmm, I have heard of people that have had such success with flylady, but I like to go with the premise that I am creative, not clean. LOL! smiles...