Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Going Off Grid


It is with excitement - and a little bit of fear - that I will be going off the grid, offline, and off social media. For 12 days. Not as an experiment but as a refresh and reboot.

The longer I have been working as an artist, the less time I have to make actual art. Ironic, right? Between travel and teaching, blogging, product design and promotion, writing, online shop keeping, answering emails, and everything else....who has time to actually create? Don't get me wrong. I truly love all of that. I really do. But I have come to realize that I also need to find make time for art. For me. It's all about balance.

So starting February 22 I will be an artist in residence at one of my most favorite places on earth - the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.


Starting that day, my focus will be on filling up the creative well and making art. After all, I did say that 2018 is all about change.

I will be teaching a one-day workshop toward the end of my stay and visiting a few local friends - so I may pop-up on social media at some point. And, because I am not sure I can handle the withdrawal, I may just pop-in to say hi once or twice on social media.

Until then, happy creating to you all. And here's to hoping you find your balance too!

26 comments:

Helen said...

Have a great time and enjoy making art! Look forward to seeing the results on your re-appearance!

Nikki Acton said...

A great idea both creatively and mentally/spiritually... Got to create space! Keep trying to have an iPad/Facebook amnesty here but so far failed! Yet struggling to find creative time... Getting it wrong at the moment. Enjoy your off the grid retreat X

Pat said...

Is that the place with the magical stairway? Have a wonderful time and come back with batteries charged to energise us all.

An Zeelmaekers said...

What a great idea! Have fun creating new art, visiting friends... Enjoy the me-time

Redanne said...

Such a good idea Seth, I hope you have a wonderfully creative time away from it all! x

Sue Marrazzo said...

Well deserved....Enjoy every bit of this venture!!!

Jackie P Neal said...

safe travels, enjoy, relax, and have fun!
Jackie xx

Cindy Marlow said...

Wow! This appears to be the year where there is a lot of conscious effort to administer some well-deserved self-care. Have a wonderful time as the artist in residence in New Mexico.

Heather Maxwell said...

What a perfect place to recharge! Have a wonderful time!

Gretchen said...

I will miss your posts, but think the opportunity is a great one for you. Looking forward to seeing your new creations.

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Safe journey. Enjoy the R&R creatively! Look forward to your return :-)

Barbara Marshall said...

Enjoy! We will wait for you.

Brian Kasstle said...

Have a blast! Enjoy!

Catherine Lenoci said...

Seth, have a wonderful time!

cecile graven said...

Happy creation days :)

Cassie Campbell said...

Have a lot of fun x

Renee said...

I’m excited for you and can’t wait to hear about it when you return. Have fun recharging.

A Pink said...

So happy to hear you are taking some time out to make art! What an amazing location you have chosen to refresh and reboot! Hope you have a wonderful time and the creativity flows freely. Safe travel and enjoy
x
p.s Gonna miss seeing you around x

whyducks said...

You go for it Seth and enjoy yourself, it is about time you took some time for yourself. Have a wonderful time. xx

Hastypearl said...

Hey, this is YOUR time. Maybe social media IS part of the well. Have a great time...rule free;)­čî╗Laura

Barb Nicholson said...

Good For You!! Please keep setting a great example for all of us who need to remember ARTIST truly is about making ART!

Darlene Campbell said...

Hello Seth, Wow! What a place to create and relax. Going off the grid (especially in a setting as this) is a remarkable idea. Enjoy your vacation of making art. Cheers-

Patricia Lintner said...

I feel this is a wise decision Seth. When you are so busy on SM and teaching it does carve some time out of your art. Enjoy your time and we will all be here waiting to see your refreshed work!

leida said...

that is terrific for you! i find i need a break from social media as well, and that is when i am most creative. have fun!! we will miss you tho...

Sara Barker said...

ENJOY! (I am enjoying your new powders! Woo Hoo!) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Great news for you, and I envy you this residency at that beautiful place. Say hello for me to the spirit of D.H. Lawrence there! Addie