The good news, first: I got some rest last night! Not the best in the world, but better than I have in a while.

Then I fell behind on my AM bookend with the kids. I didn’t get my studies done before breakfast like I usually do, and Maddix really wanted to come to the cabin with me today.

So I struggled through my warmup page with my son asking me a billion and one questions. I got incredibly frustrated about that — and felt guilty for getting frustrated.

After my son decided to walk back to the house I managed to get some more rendering and tightening done on this long post. I flipped the image so I could have a fresh eye on it. I’m just trying to take my time and really communicate the combination of grace and strength, which is a challenge.

I want to keep the POSE fluid while using slightly more angular shapes to show the strength required to do it, kind-of Leyendecker-inspired.

I also had another call with the amazing Chris Beaven and I believe we may possibly be working on a partner project in the very near future! I’m beyond excited about this!

What went well?

  • Not breaking the chain.
  • Making time to work on a piece for ME.
  • An awesome call with a fellow artist today.

What needs work?

  • Getting frustrated with my son and my work.
  • Focus on what’s important.

What did I learn?

I need to separate my deep work time from my deep love time so I can give my full attention to my work AND my family. Being distracted by family while I’m working isn’t productive or effective for anyone. If I can work fully and go all-in during family time, that would definitely be a better solution.

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