What’s a Week Good For?

It is important to understand the ebb and flow of both yourself and society as a whole.  There are days that are ideal for certain activities.  If you’re a working artist you probably won’t have days off, but you can pace yourself and achieve better results.  The following is what I have found works for me.

Sundays

Most everything you social network will be ignored, except people catching up on favored blogs.  Spend time with your family, take a day trip, photograph stuff.

Mondays

The day when everything I need to write (articles, emails, blog posts) will get written.  The best day for submissions.

Tuesday

Good for teaching classes, working out, posting new work to etsy/ other social networks.

Wednesday

Good for teaching classes, working out, posting new work, announcing availability, hustling new galleries.

Thursday

Some museums are free.  Visit a museum!
I am informed by my various site statistics that my biggest traffic occurs Thursday afternoons, so I try to make sure whatever I post on those places is memorable and worthwhile.  By this time I am really tired of business and shift to just creating mixed media, painting, ceramics, recording music, just getting away from a computer.

Fridays

People have money to burn.  This is the day to sell stuff on etsy, craigslist, have your eBay auctions end, do art shows.
Also the best day to complete mundane life tasks like visiting the tax office or banks, getting oil changed, etc.
This is the day I spend a few hours in the ceramics studio at Mesa Arts Center.
First Fridays occurs in Phoenix, the big art walk.  Third Fridays in Chandler is their art walk.

Saturday

This is the only day people will come to your garage sale.
It’s the best day to promote music on Soundcloud, bah humbug to any other social networking.
Any family shoot I do is going to be a weekend thing, so my Saturday kids art classes are generally mid day leaving mornings and afternoons free for any bookings.

And that’s a “potential” week!  It neglects any “real” work, surprises, etc. but having a simple framework of when to achieve minor goals allows for focusing on a bigger picture.

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davidmillerphotoworks

I'm a multimedia artist in Phoenix, AZ. Main Site - http://www.primordialcreative.com Instagram @primordialcreative + twitter @dbmillerphoto

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