For the past few weeks I've been increasingly anxious about the start of the fall semester. While I'm excited to be starting the MFA program, I'm also very concerned that there are just not enough hours in the day to work, go to school, see my husband, clean my house and in general deal with my life. Once I enter this particular thought cycle it becomes difficult for me to concentrate on much of anything, which means I waste time, which means I get more anxious about not having enough time.
This afternoon I had some time that I was determined not to squander. While there are a few things I need to do, I decided to work on something that I have been really wanting to do. So for the first time, I unpacked my 3Doodler.
After some initial messing around to get the hang of how the pen worked, I started working on something more substantial. Here's what I ended up with.
It's been years since I've done anything sculptural but I had a lot of fun with this. There are definitely some possibilities for future projects. While spending a couple of hours in the studio doing something didn't completely dispel my anxious worry, it did help. Hopefully over the next few weeks I'll find my routine and balance. Fingers crossed!!