Might Be Time to Get the Hands Dirty 1
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As has been previously mentioned, 2019 has had a delayed start due due to injury. I’m still not 100% back to normal but I am at least in the rehabilitation stage, rather than the splint / healing phase.

And with the additional time I took the opportunity to re-assess how I’ve been going about things. I’m looking at only planning a quarter of the year at a time which should give ample opportunity to review and reload if things become a bit muddled or there needs to be an obvious change in direction.

I have an upcoming show in the second half of the year, so given there is only six weeks left in this first quarter of 2019 this quarter’s goals for are going to be pretty simple.

Schedule & complete work for upcoming show

  • Develop a timing plan for the work still to complete
  • Review progress at end of quarter to check how things are tracking

In addition, there are a few other housekeeping tasks I wanted to throw some time at as my processes are an area I’m always looking to tweak.

Trial new weekly work structure and it’s effectiveness

  • Work to new weekly structure, ensuring ample time is being spent on both the art making and the business side of things. There should also be time blocked in for rest and recuperation and also time for family and friends.
  • Review the hours spent against the hours scheduled and the overall effectiveness of this new structure at the end of the quarter.

I reckon I’ll have more than enough to keep me busy until the end of March when a review will show if I need to stay the course or if any minor tweaks – to full blown pivots – are necessary.

Tim Eden

Tim Eden is an Adelaide based figurative artist who paints mainly in oil. The principle theme throughout Tim’s art focuses on our existence and shared connectedness within a universe of energy. Tim’s work has been described as thought provoking and emotive.

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