Friday, March 27, 2015

Change Up

These days, soaking in ink is my usual state of being.
Just because I've not posted in a while - not posted in this blog space, that is - doesn't mean I don't have something to post. In fact, I'm crazy busy. But I'm desperately trying to be LESS crazy busy. I'm trying to get to a place where I can sleep at night without worrying about how I'm going to get everything done. And strangely, the things that I worry about getting done are things like my art and my training. I worry about work too. But my "work" worries have become things like: "How am I going to make it through the day on four hours of sleep?" and "Is there anything in my programming future that's more exciting than what I'm doing now?"

Thus, my work worries are also worrying me.

It's a vicious cycle that needs to stop.

The print production process
Anyway, I HAVE been posting... on Tumblr. Mostly because it's images and mostly because it involves very few words. I post my art and the process of creating my prints because that's the singular thing I'm passionately involved with these days. I've mustered the courage to enter two of my prints in a local juried art show of works on/with paper. Although I forced one of my best friends to go with me to the gallery because I knew I would chicken out if I went alone. (Currently sitting on pins and needles wondering if my pieces will be accepted.) I've also registered on Etsy, but I've not had time to price my work and build the shop.

And I would be remiss in not mentioning that I am grateful for the support of a few very dear friends and my husband - and their encouragement to pursue my art as a possible career. I'm getting there (mentally and physically). It's all quite scary to me.

Oh, and I also bought a new bike (thanks Bike Authority!). This is Nigel, my new P3. I named him such because he "goes to eleven" (gears, that is).