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David Limrite-Artist, Coach, Mentor, Teacher

I just completed another fun, successful, sold-out workshop at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. I would like to thank all of the participating students for all of their energy and enthusiasm. And I would also like to thank the museum staff for the opportunity to teach there again. I look forward to the next workshop. Stay tuned…

“Don’t worry about a thing ‘cause every little thing is gonna be all right”.

~Bob Marley

There is nothing worse than being excited to get into your studio, and then getting there, and not knowing what you are going to do or create that day. Or, being in the middle of a painting, and finding yourself stuck, or bored with it, or totally out of gas.

One of the things that helps me with this is to build a bridge from one day to the next. Here are a few “Build A Bridge” ideas to get you started:

- You can stop short of completing what you wanted to accomplish on any given day, and carry those tasks over to the next day. On purpose. That way, you know you will have stuff to do, and what that stuff is, the next time you can get into the studio.

- Make a short to-do list on a post-it of the things you know you want to do to your painting the next day. Attach the post-it right to your painting or near it. This helps to eliminate guesswork, procrastination and tidying up the studio when you you know you should be painting. {Smile}.

- Near the end of the current work day, begin to look forward to the next day. Already start thinking about tomorrow. Jot down any notes that you think might help you with your next painting session.

- Do not end your current work session exhausted. Quit while you still have some energy left and save that energy for tomorrow.

It is a very empowering feeling to enter your studio knowing exactly what you want to do and what you are going to do. You will be amazed at how much more you will accomplish and how much more fun you will have if you build bridges from one studio session to the next.