Small jobs.

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 in Art making
Small jobs.

The fourth of July has passed? Already? How can that be?

Greyhound sculpture © Sarah Regan Snavely

Time zips along… faster than a speeding greyhound. Or something like that. Where are the long summer evenings I remember as a child? Does it feel like time is rolling faster than it used to? Like life is speeding up rather than slowing down?

Greyhound sculpture © Sarah Regan Snavely

For the month of June, I tracked my time. Really how much time am I at the computer? At the library job? Working in the studio? Working on non-studio art related things? I guessed. So full steam ahead, I downloaded an app on my iPhone and pledged to track every detail of the entire month. I discovered I work about 60 hours a week – thats studio + non-studio art related + library job.

ceramic box urn © Sarah Regan Snavely

I was surprised by this number. This month didn’t include time sucking activities like an exhibit or event. “I’m tired,” I thought.

Greyhound sculpture © Sarah Regan Snavely

And then, like magic, the universe provided a break. Long ago I decided to have a dental implant installed(?) to fill the gap where my left eye tooth used to be. I put this off. For years. Then I decided to buck up, let’s move this thing along, stop being a chicken. I talked to people with dental implants. No problem. Mild discomfort. I went ahead with the procedure.

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And thanks to some funky complications – hello, sinuses, you are the bullies on my elementary school playground – I’ve gotten my break. Turns out, I hate breaks. I want to work. I love work.

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So small tasks and more drugs. Why does everything have to be a learning experience?

4 Comments

  1. Toni Youngblood
    July 5, 2013

    Gosh! Sarah, I hope you get to feeling better soon! xToni

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  2. Robin Willoughby
    July 5, 2013

    Why DOES everything have to be a learning experience???? I’m with you. I’m tired of having to learn crappy “lessons” !!!!!

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  3. genjiscorner
    July 5, 2013

    Time definitely seems to go by faster the older I get. Work? I love to take breaks 🙂

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  4. Robin W
    July 5, 2013

    And just like you…I love working!

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