If you’ve read this blog for awhile, you’ll know that I have a day job in addition to my art business, and the you know, small task of raising two human beings. These three jobs keep me pretty busy, require me to stay up late most nights, lead to coffee drinking, and often make me a bit cranky.
I’ve got a bunch of paintings to do for Christmas delivery, but I’ve also had a few floating around my brain that I just needed to paint. You know, get those out of the way, so I can work on the others. It’s like I’ve got this creative momentum and it gets log-jammed by paintings, ideas, projects, etc. that have no regard for deadlines.
Maybe this doesn’t make any sense.
Anyway, I got to this point last week when I just needed to take a few days, clean up my house, my studio, and do some projects that might not feed the bottom line, but definetely feed my soul.
Before starting up my portrait work again, I was warned on many occasions that when you make your art your job it becomes well, a job.
Luckily, given enough time, clients and caffeine – I can’t imagine that happening.
Completed: November 13, 2010
Soundtrack: The Dresden Dolls
Beverage: Lots and lots of coffee