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#mosseryinktober2019 Day 17: Distant by @dariaesste ⛰
Contrary to popular belief, not all artists on Instagram are making art full-time. Most of them still have day jobs that they go to and they carve out time for their art during the week. That's exactly what passion does—it finds time to fit in things you want to do the most. Here, we have @dariaesste sharing her story:
"As an artist working a full-time job in a different field, having a solid routine is key to be able to make art. Aside from respecting other routines that involve taking good care of myself (cooking, working out, reading, sleeping—all of these take up around 8 hours in a day), I have up to 3 hours each day that I can dedicate to art in the work week.
I rely a lot on writing ideas down and preparing my creative energy and inspiration throughout the day, so when I sit down to work, I don’t have to go through the process all over again—everything is already pre-planned! The first 30 minutes to an hour is my warm-up time. I sketch different things and take that time to ease into a medium I’m using for the project. After that, I try my best to get into the 'flow' state for as long as I can, without distractions.
I put away my phone and listen to ambient music on my headphones to block out environmental sounds, making it easier for me to work, knowing I have limited amount of time for it. During days off, I try to keep the same routine just with allowing myself to take more time for sketching and staying in the 'flow' state for a longer period of time."