Yesterday the AWE Project went up … (Artists Window Exhibit) … most of them anyway. This is a month long show … with some stores having different schedules … so all the windows (except for a few) should have been up yesterday. A month is not that long so I wish the windows were all up now. But it is chaos at this point with some of the windows not up yet .. and people still changing windows. But this kind of chaos is there and I have to deal with it … but this is how I feel. Well, actually, I think this digital image is sort of lovely, even though the eyes are wild!!
Green Chaos, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
For the People’s Voice newsletter I am also working on, at the last minute things changed there too. I have had almost all the layout finished, and then … well, a bunch changed. I have still been waiting for the last pieces to come in. They came in this morning. The deadline for the articles being in was August 1 … yes, that was August, not September.
Now understand these people are not paid – these are volunteer organizations … so it is not as if I can reprimand people with bad evaluations. Given that I do have real responsibility, I don’t always know what to do. I do know I need to keep connecting with joy and delight and not get bogged in anger … but besides that, it is one foot in front of the other. Does anyone have any ideas of how to be firm, kind and effective in these situations??
Another thing that is on my plate – Thursday I am going to be interviewed with 2 other AWE artists on a local public access TV show. This is a first for me and I am fairly anxious about preparing for this. I get to set it up in any way that works for me. I need to decide how to do this and these other projects have been very distracting from my own work. I need to make decisions and then prepare a bunch of things based on those decisions. Thanks for coming by!!
~ Diane Clancy