Monday, June 7, 2010

Five Things (on my To Do List this week)


















Monday, Monday...so full of promise and opportunity!  Here's a look at Five Things I plan on working on this week:

1. Walking. I've been sort of slacking on this one. Big time. I'll admit that I have a hard time getting my butt out the door. But the fact is, I'm a Type 2 Diabetic and exercise makes all the difference. I am working hard to get off some of my medications. I've lost almost 20 pounds this winter, but I still have 10 pounds to go (15 would be like the frosting on the cake!). 

Once I get moving, I'm into it. Even if I go walking by myself, it's great time for thinking. I have great walking paths near me--including one that follows the Mississippi River. I made it out this morning and regretted not taking my camera. I also think I should take my journal along...and find a spot to sit and write!























2. Clean my Jax (painting) studio. You've seen my studio when it's all nice and neat (it was featured in the Summer CPS Studios magazine--these photos are from that "shoot")...but things haven't gotten a little messy. I'm getting ready to do lots of studio work and cleaning/reorganizing the studio will help me get more done. I'm not saying it's going to stay clean, but...
























3. Finish some paintings. Lately I've been laying down lots of backgrounds on lots of canvases. It's relaxing and recharges my creative battery. But I need to finish some of those paintings! The time is now!


4. Work on my Etsy shop. Badly neglected for months now, it's time to give my shop a little love. My plan is to list some of my smaller artwork for sale in my Etsy shop...which means taking some photos, lots of computer work...I'll let you know how that all goes!
























5. Work on my blog layout. I started changing things up a bit last week. More changes coming. And I think I may be ready to start working on a website. It's a little scary, but exciting at the same time.

I plan on keeping busy...I'll let you know next week how I did on my list!

6 comments:

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Wow, Risa! I can just take your list and change the name to me! I'm working on the studio bit right now. And I just got a brand new pedometer! Good luck with your list!

Diane said...

Love this list--have fun!

carol gourley said...

Hi Risa, liz is right those 5 things are a perfect list for me also. Except, I need to make an etsy shop, and I am not even near doing a web site. The shelves of stuff look exactly like mine except mine need dusting reallly bad. I want to work and shape my blog and walking is a must, yes, pretty much everything on your list I need and would like to do. Do you mind if I use it.....???? I'll let you know how it goes. This ecourse is really inspiring and motivating alot of people.

risa said...

Maybe we can check in with each other to see how we're doing with this list! Me-walked Monday, but not Tuesday (raining); worked on cleaning the studio and then did some painting; today (Wed) off for some fun with a friend and then a baseball game. Life is good!

Michelle Brunner said...

I love your studio! I know what you mean though, I totally have to clean mine also! Your backgrounds on your paintings are great also! Good luck with your list!

Dana Barbieri said...

Good luck with your list. I love walking. Wish I could do it more. What a nice studio you have. Hope you are enjoying flying lessons. so great!