I’ve been having the most interesting time for the past 6 weeks.
You see, I became suddenly unemployed from my day job. Just when I was questioning the time I was able to spend between being able to pay my bills and creating new artwork I suddenly found myself with all the time in the world to be creative. Unfortunately that has come with the cost of being completely stressed about paying my bills and rent. That’s another story all together.
I also found myself in New York City for 2 weeks trying to mould new and old connections while I attempted to guide myself through my most recent, and certainly not last, life crisis.
So, besides my world wide search for new work opportunities, preparing several plans of attack to deal with my sudden “free (but costing me) time”, I have been able to work on a couple of personal creative projects. One of which was a commission from a my dear life long friend Lauren.
Lauren is a newly wed and wanted to surprise her husband, Peter, for his birthday. The two share two dogs, Ninja and Shelby, and are completely in love with them. She wanted me to re-create a photo she took of them waiting at the window. This was going to be a secret project. So, while I was in NYC I was able to start that project.
The finished product was better than I could imagine and Peter definitely loved the surprise!
Aside from this project I’ve been working hard at my own. I started pushing my online store. I’ve been selling some simple designs as t-shirts, totes and prints. It’s a whole new experience for me as I try to market and push my own work via the interwebs. It’s not easy, but I’m slowly and surely directing myself through the murky waters. PLEASE take a peek and support you local artists, even if you don’t happen to be local to me:
Until then, I’ll keep drawing my muse as I fight the good fight.