Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Time = Life

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Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.                                   Alan Lakein

I could not help myself today but tackle the topic of time – and just how fast it flies! Every year I have the best of intentions to make more time to relax and enjoy life, sit back and soak in more sun, listen to the birds and not let outside obligations drive me to distraction.

Every year about this time I reassess and wonder why I am not pursuing the leisure activities (or non-activities) I want to do.  I realized it today: the problem lies with the timing of WHEN I make these promises to myself – Winter and the cold season. My survival tactic to make it through grey, cold days is to stay busy, occupy my mind and body with creating art, reaching out to galleries and planning the rest of the year. I should not be surprised when these obligations spill over into Spring and Summer!

For now my resolution is to follow through with obligations, meet deadlines and continue to create and complete new work while augmenting each day with a long walk communing with nature, observing time while appreciating the constant changes that keep life interesting.

I am still preparing for my upcoming trips to Toronto and Halifax, working on the last exhibition piece for Sharing Riches of My Soul while staying in touch with design students for feedback. Life is never dull – especially when the temperature gauge is displaying + 25 C.

This entry was published on May 10, 2012 at 8:14 am. It’s filed under Creativity Update, Nature photography, Nature's Art, Studio / Workshop / Creative Space Challenge and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Time = Life

  1. Jackie Van Fossen on said:

    Hi Anna, Where did you get your lovely book about Kantha Embroidery printed. I would like to add a product like that to my repertoire (about printing techniques that I do with cloth). Thanks – Jackie Van Fossen


    • Phyllis on said:

      Some time quite recently I came upon a description for making a case for e-readers, cell phones, etc.. It involved 10 to 12 used laundry sheets, stabilizer, machine embroidery, and other materials. Would anyone be familiar with this project? I would be very happy with any help that you could give. Phyllis


      • Phyllis, please go to the archives and look up my post from March 11th. You will be able to find a free PDF to download with the detailed instructions. Enjoy!


    • Jackie, I have my books printed by Apple – I use iPhoto for the layout, proof it and submit the book for printing. I found this to be an easy all in one solution and have been very happy with the printing quality and their service. My last order arrived within 8 calendar days.


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