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Social media - the time sucking machine

For the last few years, I've taken a break from my art and my business. I went out into the world and got a "real" job as a teaching assistant working with kids with special needs. This was amazing work, and I learned an enormous amount about child development, the importance of parenting skills, and how I interact with the world. I am, with out a doubt, an introvert. When I go out in public, whether it's to the store, a show, or a family gathering, I feel my energy being drained away, and afterward I need time alone to recharge myself. I attribute this to my innately calm nature; without even trying, I sooth people. I often have people I've never met before stand very close to me, and tell me I have good energy, or that I make them feel at ease. So you can imaging what it was like in the classroom for me! Lots of children clamoring for my attention, and I would be completely exhausted by the end of the day. I had intended to be able to play with my art in the evenings and on the weekends, but found I didn't have the time or the energy to do so. Now, I'm back in my studio full time,