Painter and Willits resident Jocelyn Murray thrives on the spontaneity of abstract art. “It’s an ongoing intuitive dialogue with the piece, a process with an unknown outcome,” she says. “My paintings emerge from my personal experiences in design, the theatrical stage, family life, nature, and my love of spiral marks.” Murray also works as the exhibitions manager at The Art Base in Basalt. What’s it like to balance both art and arts administration? Here, Murray shares the details of a typical day in her life.
7:00 a.m. Alarm goes off. Hit snooze.
7:15 a.m. Wake up my brain—read, or sketch last night’s vivid dream.
7:30 a.m. See if hubby made coffee?
7:35 a.m. Check on laundry/dishwasher status.
7:40 a.m. Work out with free weights, hit the shower.
8:20 a.m. Get ready for work, note art ideas that come to mind, respond to a.m. texts.
9:00 a.m. Take gratitude walk around neighborhood or Crown Park.
9:25 a.m. Coffee at Upper Crust!
9:45 a.m. At the Art Base: follow up with artists, attend meetings, research exhibition ideas, write press releases, create in InDesign.
2:00 p.m. Break for fresh air, lunch, chat with daughter.
2:30 p.m. Back to work. Respond to inquiry about my artwork—yay!
6:45 p.m. Home to work on my art. Research ideas, paint/be present in studio, listen to jazz.
8:00 p.m. Hubby makes dinner while I do billing.
8:45 p.m. Clean up, make lunch for tomorrow.
9:00 p.m. TV, good mag, wine. Still missing my beloved cat Matisse who loved to chill with me.
10:00 p.m. Second wind! Back to my painting studio for a bit.
11:00 p.m. Time to wind down, catch some ZZZs.