Did I fail my #SiPgoes52 project?

As you may have noticed if you follow me on social media, I haven’t posted a SiPgoes52 picture in a while. Now, it has been several months since my last picture on this project.

If you remember my initial post, I had everything planned in advance. A small set-up that I can install at home. I was trying to think about my picture ideas in advance, and take those pictures in advance.

But one thing came in the middle of that and ruined the initial plan: LIFE!

Yes. It was Saturday afternoon. I was planning my pictures to shoot on Sunday: Hope and Action. I was looking for an idea for Quality, but I was called to work on Sunday, and my plans got ruined.

I didn’t take any picture that Sunday, and thus missed my Wednesday slot. Then, came the weekend of our toy safari and once again, no time to take any SiPgoes52 picture. Then, I lost track of time and motivation, and so I didn’t pursue the project. And now, 20 weeks later, I have not taken any additional picture.

Does that mean that I failed? Will I ever continue? Continue reading “Did I fail my #SiPgoes52 project?”

Sunday Painters

In the lands I grew up with had a saying that referred to “Sunday Painter”.
Not sure what you call them in your area, but “Sunday Painters” or artists went out on Sundays to change or paint the world, yet found their home in their comfortable jobs during the week, and did not had the spine to fight the artistic battle (so the story goes).
Sometimes(*) I feel like a Sunday Painter when I abandon my daily plight in getting a post out (yet gather the blue collar inspiration that made Bruce a corporate icon).
Am I a rebel with a cause when I abandon my daily post commitment ?
Am I just another Sunday Artist who only shoots in weekends ?
A most interesting inner question(*) I am sure some of us struggle with (hard).
Me and Shelly have spent (and will most probably continue to spent) quite some time on this topic.
One of my favorite artists in this area is Scott Adams. Scott manages successfully to pour out his daily creativity,  yet I feel very connected with his main character when exploring corporate live and take a deep dive in Darth Inc. and beyond. 
I am a big believer we need to stay connected to the shopfloor called live, and so when we engage with our artistic self we should know the backdrop of reality.
I have been eaten up by my other corporate half the last month, and while some may argue I am a corporate creature and just another Sunday Painter, these corporate assignments and missions define who I am.
They define Me2.
So, I will call defeat on my daily challenge and continue to drop out at times (sorry Shelly, I aim daily posts), yet I will continue to take the F word serious and not only take the Fun serious but also Focus on what matters, including make our art work … 
Focus on getting the balance right, and if that means dropping oFF the grid for a week, so be it.
After all, we are stuck in plastic,
(*) Footnotes to self: 
I failed in my personal challenge here.
Yet I believe I grew stronger in my own artistic self.
As always, stay tuned and leave your view in the comments below or on your social platform of choice…