Tuesday, September 05, 2006


My mind is at a standstill tonight. No, that's a lie, its not. Its whirling with thoughts and niggling little worries and a bit of frustration combined as I consider all I have to do in the coming weeks. I am hiring an assistant. After working alone for so long, its a daunting proposition. I need someone to assist but I don't enjoy the prospect of training someone. And the adjustment of considering workloads for another person fills me with a little dread as well. But I'll manage. I may lose a little more sleep, but I'll manage. Then there is the drawing course I'll be starting in 9 days. I am creating my lesson plans now and it will go ahead but with less people than I originally anticipated.

Meanwhile I'm having a drawing slump. Yes, I draw but it looks more like wild monkeys createad it. I've started and dumped a number of drawings. I need something to inspire me. I think I will start another negative space drawing. WHile fiddly to create, it was also satisfying to oomplete. Also another animal image is calling me and I want to work in colour. I seem to have played with sketches and bits of watercolour and ink for too long. I want a large piece of paper and colour. Tomorrow...

Meanwhile, tea anyone??

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Mallika said...

Is the assistant going to help with various artsy things, or things on the farm?

I agree that it's a decision that brings much stress -- once or twice my father thought about hiring someone to help out in the family store (back in Thailand), but in the end he'd decide not to because he knew he wasn't patient enough and that he couldn't trust someone else enough to do so.

I hope things get more or less settled, so you won't have to worry much about things. (Yeah, I find it ironic too that someone like me -- the Absolute Empress of Worrying -- is telling someone else that she hopes they'll not worry too much.)

PS Wild monkeys would never possess your talent. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Robin Neudorfer said...

I can't believe that you have done so much since my last visit here...and I thought you were just picking at a negative drawing. Oh how I would love a cup of tea and a bit of that fresh bread, with a wonderful hour of art talk. Just remember... you have been given these gifts for a reason.

Jeanette Jobson said...

No, the assistant is going to help at my 'real' job. :) I work as executive director for a charity so that takes up a lot of my time. However useful it is to have someone to help it also has its drawbacks too. But I'll manage I'm sure.

I continually have something on my plate Robin. But you're right, the gifts are for a reason. One day I will find out just what the reason is.