I find there's a really positive consequence of 'treating' yourself - not only for the obvious reasons of enjoying the treat, but also that I tend to make a list of things I must do, or get done before I allow myself the luxury.
So this week so far, I have been up really early, and done long days in the workshop (results of which I will show very soon!), setting myself goals of jobs to finish. I'm suddenly energised and pushing myself into frantic activity to get my reward - it just feels exhilerating and exciting.
The excitement is all due to BBC Four's season 'Focus on Sculpture'. In their words - BBC Four shines a light on one of the oldest and most treasured art forms - sculpture - in this series of programmes - and it starts tonight. (With features running into the 'early hours'!).
Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture.
In association with the Focus on Sculpture Season, the archive collection explores the work of a series of influential British sculptors. This collection shows programmes and interviews with Eric Gill, Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein, Barbara Hepworth and many others who are the 'greats' in my world.
AND the Royal Academy are showing Modern British Sculpture at the moment - which I'm planning to visit at the end of the month. All these treats!