This has felt like a busy time. A lot of things to do sort of piling up on each other. I was putting the last touches on a hand carved frame an hour before it and 8 other paintings were gonna be picked up for a show at Fountain Street Church. I just finnished a full page illustration for a magazine which turned into a lot of work mostly becuase I am not yet practiced in the art of making art to fit another person's needs and vision. I am used to making what I want to make, period.
I am also getting a show of collage paintings readu that will be exhibited at Taylor University in Indiana. They are still waiting on the paper work for that show.
At the end of the month I will be flying to NYC for the IAM Encounter that Mako and his friends have put together. I will be staying in Brooklyn just minutes away from where our family lived two years ago.
In the picture here I am sending some cards out that sold on Etsy. I have set up a shop on line to sell cards and some original art work. It is always exciting when I get a notice that I have sold something. Etsy is exciting for the way it takes the work all over the country and potentially all over the world(though I haven't made a sale over seas yet).
All this business has not meant a lot of money in the bank as you know if you read the last post. In fact we were down to $136 in our back account and about $30 in cash in our collective pockets when a check from the Chicago gallery came yesterday which put us back in a more comfortable cash flow zone for a while. The whole family watched as the cupboards got more and more bare. For the past few weeks we have been coming back from the grocery store with only the essentials. And I must say living like this has a way of keeping you awake to moment and appreciative of every little thing that gives life its comfort and beauty.