Do you sometimes feel too tired to make art?
Do you ever struggle with managing energy levels in the ebb and flow of your creative practice?
If yes, then this episode is worth a listen. Michelle and Jennifer talk through the energy dips that can result from finally getting a big project across the line or just the life of a multi-hat wearing creative with many, many projects on the go.
The concept of activity cycles and embedded energy as well as the importance of pausing and acknowledging progress on a regular basis to maintain our energy levels are discussed. Michelle and Jennifer both share their approaches to recharging their batteries – e.g. avoiding energy draining behaviours, environments and people, taking more naps and be present to the preciousness of the moment.
ARTISTS, LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED:
- Michelle’s Ash, Mud & Tears exhibition – https://www.nrcgballina.com.au/v1/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/763-may-2023-ash-and-mud-tears
- Opulence Infusion book by Jennifer – https://www.amazon.com/Opulence-Infusion-new-faith-currency/dp/1732273235
Credits: “Goodness & Mercy” Jennifer Ruth Russell (www.jenniferruthrussell.com)