Up In The Air
So, as any of you know that have ever attempted to make some sort of living as an artist, it is not easy! You rely on a shitload of luck and timing and more luck....oh, and a bit of talent. For me the most difficult thing is trying to balance real life with my art. I mean, even when you really try to live with the barest of means, it is hard to make a living and pay the bills and do stupid things like eat and have electricity.
I lost my job in November and have been living on my savings since. It has been next to impossible to find a job unless I want to deliver pizzas or load trucks for 14 bucks an hour. I have been trying to get unemployment but still have not received a check and have been filing for 10 weeks now. So, this brings a lot of stress and sleepless evenings and a noticeable dip in my artistic drive and creativity. The strain really does hurt my flow and has cut down on my productivity and production is what I really need right now. What good is a website that costs 16 bucks a month if there isn't a product to post on it.
So, I plod along and try to paint and look for work and call the unemployment office every day and hope that something will happen to relieve my stress and get me rolling again! I know one thing, I am looking forward to finishing the Red Lady so I can get busy on another landscape. If anyone knows a rich art supporter, send them my way! I could use a donation! LOL!!
My brain never shuts down. It is broken and there is a constant stream of poop flowing through it...I would like to share this poop with you.