Oh what a year it has been. I’d like to hit the fast forward button, maybe get through the first part of next year…up to the point where I’m planning the garden? Maybe my birthday as I believe we might try to hit up a hockey game. I like the holidays as I can savor it with my wife and daughter, but adding any other family aspects and it turns into a stomach ache for this kid. I’m tired of that stress. I guess it could be worse, we could have family in the house living with us like what has happened in the past. Best to count yer blessings or whatever you want to call it.
I’ve been in hopes that someone will at least give me a shot at some contract work or a light part time gig if there aren’t any full time gigs out there for me, but alas, I keep plugging away. I’d like to also get the bad taste from the last job and person/s I was working with. It’s hard to not keep that fresh in the ol’ noggin until you find something new to replace that. It’ll come, or maybe it won’t whatever. I’m going to start to lean into creating more and thinking/sulking less. Maybe I’ll start by making goals for each month, such as create ten linocuts by the end of January. Then onto a detailed hummingbird illustration by the end of Feb. and so on and so forth. I need a jump start, the daily is sort of killing me at the moment.
I managed to finish the custom work that I had for the holiday season, I had only a few client requests this year, the others were for me. I’ll post those when the folks have unwrapped, openly groaned “another custom Josef thingie?” and then put them into storage where they belong. This Vectorized idea has gotten zero hits. Maybe that is for the best. I’ll keep it on the site, but maybe I’ll either park it and/or refocus it and a later date.
It’s been twenty-two years since I graduated with my BA of Arts from UW. It does and doesn’t seem that long ago all at once. Growing up is weird. Good thing I still keep myself young with toys and fart jokes. Imma professional, man!
That’s all I’ve got for now, until next time…COURAGE.