Lots of change happening, lots of new people in my world… or rather in my new world.
Oh, but it’s cooooold.
Following a crazy 2013, I’m trying to work out as quickly as possible what I’m going to be doing next year. Definitely something which involves wages, but more importantly - something which includes a darned sight more drawing than I’ve been able to do in the last 12 months!
Time to start ‘drawing’ up a plan for all the things I want to do outside of wage-work next year and get cracking.
I might also find a little time to relax… maybe..
I’ve been working solidly (real world) on a project for a year and now it’s over. I have absolutely nothing to show for it (which is often the nature of business) and so I’m truly grateful that every time, on the rare occasions I’ve picked up a pen or brush in the last 12 months, I would have at least made a small step towards whatever it is I’m doing with this drawing lark.
Maybe just getting a little bit better is enough.
For some time now I’ve been working far too hard at The Day Job and A Number of Other Projects.
It’s been a hell of a balancing act, or a house of cards, or whatever metaphor you care to ascribe. To this (inevitable) end, house of cards has collapsed, over worked has become under employed and Other Projects have thankfully come to their end.
I shall now be tottering my way along very very carefully, picking up the odd Jack of Clubs or Queen of Hearts until I’m dealing from a full deck again.
In the meantime, I intend to draw more webcomics and start as many new pressure-free online projects as humanly possible.
Things are a bit of a mess at the moment. Being waist-deep in a jar of pickle might be an improvement.
Fingers crossed someone passes the toast in the next few weeks.
Waiting for things to slow down… any time now..
I’ve just finished a massive project. Two more weeks of exhibitions and then I’m back to having some time to make webcomics again.
Meanwhile, in the real world…
A number of things have been going on for me, including having a piece of work in a local art show which resulted in my now having “gallery representation” as the art world would have it.
I’m also in the process of completing a massive new piece for another gallery show later in the year.
These are all things I would never have thought possible 4 years ago, so thank you internet for allowing me to post drawings up willy-nilly until I finally got good at it.
Just goes to show you - never listen to those who say you can’t, or that you’re not good enough. Instead give some airspace to the tiny voice inside that says, just maybe, it’s worth a shot.
And if you’re lucky enough to have someone else tell you your work is good, listen to them.
I’m getting obsessed with Mandalas. It’s all very Carl Jung.
I really hate bullies. The saddest thing is that bullies don’t disappear when you leave school, they just find jobs in companies that permit their nasty dysfunctional behaviour. Bullies turn up over and over again and occasionally you’re going to get stuck with one. All you can do is look the bastards in the eye and say;