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Author Topic: How do you maintain focus?  (Read 1056 times)
Zeppelin Admiral
United States United States

Have Wierd; Will Travel.

« on: June 05, 2017, 03:53:20 pm »

I ask because that's a constant bugbear of mine. Ideas? Plenty of 'em. Idea phase? Easy. Actually doing? Five minutes in 'eh why bother? Nobody's gonna show any interest. I'm the only one that will use this thing. I don't have the tools to do it the way I want it done.'

In short? Apathy sets in quick regardless of project.

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Zeppelin Captain

« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 01:44:50 am »

That's why most successful artists are egotists.
Synistor 303
Snr. Officer
Australia Australia

Zenyna Ironbracker

« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 02:55:47 am »

I understand the apathy, Lazarus. I just want to get whatever it is finished so I can see if it 'works'. That is not to say I don't have a drawer full of unfinished paintings! My trouble is preventing boredom with the project I am working on before my brain thinks up a 'new' project to start working on and... (shut up brain!)
Drew P
Zeppelin Admiral
United States United States

« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 03:19:58 am »

I maintain focus because I like to create.
I want to see if I can do what I envision, sometimes it is a test to see what I can do and it is a learning experience, also.

Never ask 'Why?'
Always ask 'Why not!?'
Zeppelin Captain

« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 03:47:46 am »

I have a million ideas; when I get free time it sometimes seems more rewarding to me to watch TV, look at the internet, or sleep. I also have a tendency to loose interest in the middle of long projects and leave them unfinished. If only I could break these bad habits...
Cora Courcelle
Snr. Officer
England England

« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 07:19:16 pm »

It's easier to stay focused if you don't ....

(oh look at that ...)
(now I really must ...)
(drat, I've just ....)
(cup of tea time ....)
(.... where are the biscuits....)
(should I even be having a biscuit? ...)
(better check my weight ...)
(ah, that's where I put the ....)
(what was I saying?)

.... oh yes ...... get distracted!


You have to tread a fine line between avant-garde surrealism and getting yourself sectioned...
Rogue Ætherlord
United States United States

"This is the sort of thing no-one ever believes"

« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 07:52:39 pm »

Sometimes it's necessary to dangle a "carrot on a stick" to keep going.

the "carrot," for me, in regard to the paintings I create, is to see the people pay the money for their raffle tickets, and then see the joy on the face of the person who wins. A bigger carrot might be to actually sell one of my works and have the pocket money, but that has yet to occur in any thing like a big way, so perhaps that's a carrot for the future...

Walk softly and carry a big banjo...

""quid statis aspicientes in infernum"
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