Monday, May 5, 2014

Where I've Been Lately...

From the date of the last post you can see it's been more than a month since I've posted anything here. I've been busy drawing portraits for my latest little kickstarter project. There are many more than what is in the above photo, but that will have to suffice for now. They are all Ampersand Art scratchboard.
Since the last post I've; celebrated my birthday, drawn many portraits, did several dog and cat commissions, packed up my house to move, and have built over 40 picture/mirror frames from the pile of salvaged lumber that never seems to disappear. The frames are to sell, wherever and whenever I can. I'll post some photos next time. They are really nice, and I'm pretty proud of them. I especially like the vintage beadboard ones, that wood came from a monumental dumpster dive. Those opportunities unfortunately, seem to be few and far between here in NW Arky. I'm glad I stopped when I did and got a truck load. Oh, yeah, I guess that's why the pile never goes away. I'm determined this time to use it all up! All of it. The location I'm moving to will have a sweet little studio space, but not really a big wood working space so I'm trying to get it all re-used/re-purposed and done with before the house I've been living in, with the workshop is listed for sale.
So that's it. Trying to keep my spirits up. Not many sales of existing artwork, either here or at the galleries in TX. That's ok, I'm downsizing to just the basics for a while in order to be able to continue making art. Because that's really all I ever want to do, and all I ever think about doing. I'm getting farther and farther away from being that person who "fixed" least as a way of making a living that is. I still occasionally will repair this and that for special folks in my life.
Well, that's all for now. I've just been busy, busy, and writing a blog post is just about the last thing on my to do list. I'll try and post on a more regular basis...or not. I guess it doesn't really matter that much, or at least at this point in my life I wonder if it does matter or not because it's more of an exercise in sharing what I'm doing/thinking etc...and of course hoping that someone out there might read it and get something from it. Happy Trails to you...

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