With only 30 days left to complete my paintings and just 10 days for shipping, the atmosphere in the studio has become incredibly intense. These days, my life revolves around painting, painting, and more painting. Maintaining focus during the long hours is challenging. Each brushstroke brings forth new creative issues to overcome, making it a constant battle with my mind, body, and time. Nevertheless, I push forward, determined to reach the finish line despite the hurdles.
Being mindful for over 6 hours straight becomes difficult when I'm constantly problem-solving and planning my next moves. It's a fascinating mind game, observing how my thoughts spring and flow. I begin the day with great concentration, taking in the soothing sounds of birds chirping in the studio garden. But as I delve into solving creative challenges, a maze of self-doubt and questioning voices emerge. To silence these distractions, I turn on music, hoping it will drown out the noise. As the day progresses, the voices persist, and I shift to engaging podcasts, covering diverse topics like spirituality, new technology, epic stories from India, business, and celebrity interviews, depending on my mood or whatever it takes to keep my mind from straying. It's intriguing how my mind tries to multitask, but keeping in my mind the time I have, I must find a way to maintain my focus and forge ahead, disregarding the distractions.
In many ways, it feels like the final weeks of pregnancy, where you have no choice but to keep going until the end, trusting that all your efforts will lead to a beautiful and rewarding outcome.