I first saw an egg timer picture on my friend Annie Salness’ blog…  loved it!

And she read about it in Alyson Stanfield’s book, I’d Rather be in the Studio! (link at the bottom of this blog)

What a great idea! I resisted it a little… remembering how LOUD the tick..tick..tick… of my mom & grandmother’s egg timers were, that would surely make me go insane.

But them the other day I saw this egg timer (thank you Martha Stewart & Macy’s) and HAD to have it!  How could I not own an egg timer that was red & chrome and went perfectly in my red studio? And guess what else?  The ticking is very quiet and does not make me go insane.

I am now setting my timer for things that can take up, perhaps, a bit more time than needed.  I’m timing my social media time. My blogging.  If I don’t particularly want to do something, it’s getting timed too.

Who knew such an old-fashioned kitchen gadget could be so helpful in time management.  I encourage you to try it!

– Tara

P.S.  I also encourage you to take a look at Alyson Stanfield’s book, it has a lot of wonderful information, tips & techniques and food for thought for artists at any stage in their business.  CLICK HERE for more details.

P.P.S. My walls & egg timer are RED not ORANG-Y as they appear here… but the timer went off so I can’t spend time trying to tweak the color.  You get the idea anyway, right?