Tuesday, September 23, 2014

When in doubt, listen to birds.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Moving along.

An old painting on wood block (sold)
Today I am continuing my pet paintings commission, and sending some bird art to Brave Girls Club dot com. They have a daily inspirational email/blog posts and asking for bird art. That's right up my alley.

I began a daily journal exercise with morning and night entries. AM is about stating something you wish to be true, as if it already is. The PM one is about what you did "right" that day. That's totally up to you to tell yourself what you did right. No need to ask anyone, to be self conscious, or look for validation from anybody. You tell yourself what you did right and that's that. :)

My dog is very gassy today, I just thought I'd say that b/c it's beyond "normal". Oh yes, it keeps me "in the moment" for sure.  ;)

I need to do paperwork and checkbook balancing, and already did some bill paying. Anyone out there with pets or medical or dentist bills and need help financing a procedure for 6 months with no interest (if paid in full by end of promotion)? Do you know about a credit card called Care Credit? If not, you should. It helps. I've financed a couple of my dog's procedures earlier this year.

Hey, I just remember the name of my probably all time favorite children's book illustrator. I had to dig into my memory b/c all my books are 3K miles away in storage, forgotten and lonely. I just got the name "Jane" in mind, so I googled Jane illustrator and lo and behold (google reads minds, I swear), her name came up at the very top. Weird, but just what I wanted! Jane Ray. I ADORE her stuff. Here is an interview with her.

I am absolutely without digital storage right now. It's anxiety producing b/c I need storage. My last external HD died a couple of months ago so I went to an older one and I'm TRYING to delete repeated stuff. Trying is what I do b/c it takes a lot of careful attention (which I can't hold right now), plus my folders crash when I try to open them. I give up after that. I wonder if they crash b/c they have too many huge tiff files. Is that why? I dunno. Worried I might crash this HD too, by messing with it so much. UGH, I can't get ahead...it's quite frustrating but I'm not going to let this stop me.

See you soon again. Trying to blog more, did you notice? :)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

My life misses yours

The rain tried to fall here today, only drizzle. I was looking forward to the noise it makes on the tin roof in the garage next to my bedroom.

Today I began a custom order of 3 small animal paintings.
Nothing else happened and so it was a lovely day.

(image from my sketchbook)
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Choo choo, ahead we go

From nothing to daily, second day in a roll.
Today I wasn't alone and could not focus.
I have wishes again.
One wish is that I am able to find a location that's safe, where I can set up my workspace. I want to lock the door, put on some podcast, lecture or some calm music, and immerse.

Is that too much to ask? I don't think so. I'm an incredibly accommodating person, I think no one can accuse of not being that, knowing my "story".  ;) I give it years and years of my time and dedication.

This keeps happening and I'm really tired of accommodating anyone but me right now. That's right, I said it. And offering no apologies either.  You sometimes have a gut feeling when your dues are paid, for a while anyway.

Yesterday I had a nice call with someone I hope can help me in the future with the biz, once I get a bit more clear and organized as to how I want to go about it. I'm revising everything.

There is a feeling that my work will be taking a turn to incorporate emotional content  with some writing. Words and images, together.. Pretty sure I will have some greeting cards soon. The website is giving me a hard learning curve, cross your fingers, I can do this.

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