Last week I changed my schedule for the Summer. I am breaking the time into two blocks: Summer Hours until the end of July and the August Intensive until Labor Day. On the podcast Happier, Gretchen Rubin suggests designing your Summer. I think this is a good idea for people who are self-employed. It can be hard to turn off work mode and the Summer can just pass you by. During the first block I am going to try not having a set schedule both on and off line. I will still be painting and sharing interesting art related things I come across - just posting less frequently. I am giving myself total permission to play. I hope to have at least one art adventure and I may even record a few videos and have a painting giveaway while I'm at it. For the second block, during the usually hot and sticky part of the Summer, I will focus on studio time.
Let me know if you design your summer and what kind of things you like to include.