08 January 2009

Oh. Right. This blog...

With everything that seems to be going on at LiveJournal, where I've kept a blog for over eight years, I realized that I'd better update this blog.

Since my last post...

We settled in NH, but not as near the coast as we plan to be by the end of 2009.

HT and I are still blissfully happy, after nearly seven years. (I say that and it sounds weird. I mean, it's like we've always been together, but it's also as if we're just starting our lives together.)

I'm slowly making more time for art. I'll have a lot to say about that.

I woke up in the middle of last night and realized that I'm making the same mistakes that I think my mother did: I'm neglecting my art in favor of "sure thing" income... being a desk drone, even if I am self-employed.

I'm also looking at what I can do with my life that is 100% fun. Instead, I've been doing things as a "means to an end" or something like that.

Ick.

If it's not all about creativity, it drags me down a bit. Even if that's just a little bit... it's not okay. It has to be about the art.

I'll have a lot more to say about this, but -- for now -- I'm winding down a bunch of things that don't totally delight me.

This is going to irk more than a few people. Too bad. I want to create art... paintings, paper arts, cloth dolls and figures, and wearable art.

Everything else has to be a very part-time pursuit.

That's where I am, this morning. It's a new year and it's filled with new opportunities, and it's time for me to steer this ship towards the stars, leaving the mundane well-it's-a-paycheque stuff in the dust.

3 Comments:

Blogger Margaret said...

Talk about hitting the spot. Like you I have allowed so called `necessities┬┤to take over. No More. This year creativity is taking a front seat for a change. Thank you for helping me feel less selfish. MEMEMEMEMEMEME. Oh and Happy New Year.

2:56 AM  
Blogger Eileen Bergen said...

Heather Goldsmith from "As I Write It" sent me to visit your blog. I really like what I see and will definitely be back.

Your journals are beautiful!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hello,

I wanted to let you know about the Sobey Art Award since your blog was about Art! The Sobey Art Award, Canada's preeminent award for contemporary Canadian art, was created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation. The winner will be announced on October 15 2009. The Shortlist was announced today! Check it out www.sobeyartaward.ca

2:19 PM  

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