1.24.2007

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i have been overwhelmed with a thousand thoughts, tending a garden of ideas and projects, beehive trees, and "must-send" packages. i stumbled last night, pleasantly, in an hour long conversation with my mother. i'm often caught in a spider web of negative thinking, it is impossible to not feel one hundred percent better after blabbing innocently with a best friend like my mom, though. our friendship grows more mutual, more relaxed and positive as the years go by. i am without a doubt more thankful than ever before for mom. her story is different from mine, having had three children at the age of twenty five, never having lived alone as i have, but facing the same struggles. she reminds me of the love i need to share, give and consider. and she is open, transparent, fearless and less insecure. so i have justified, calling her was the best thing i could have done last night.

i wish that i had more to show and tell about. i'm not eager to give as much away at this point (beehive tree) maybe next week i'll show more work in progress. i will be honest i am discouraged about selling art via etsy. i am not complaining though. it is not as though i haven't ever sold my work before, afterall i just made two fifty on "one growth", and my brother and l.c love it. that's not looking a gift horse in the mouth is it? i am open to showing-exhibiting, i just don't have time to nor the quantity of work i'd like to submit. my work is still unifying itself, i'm learning anew. how do other artists actually paint the same thing over and over? i have never been that way and find it hard to stick with my trees. i can say though, that the practice isn't there yet, and i still have joy in the midst of my garden of trees. it is a growing forest.

i think i may take a break from phantomcrimes for a while, not sure yet.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

yo kid... i totally hear ya about painting or making the same or similiar things all the time. ugh. i hate that. breaking the rut is my favorite thing... exploring the new, even though ya end up with some work that may not be the best along the way.

hope all is well and your week is looking up.
luv ya and don't want you breaking from phantom crimes any time soon... it is a highlight of my day!!!!

erbspubs said...

Cat,
I'm actually going to post something on etsy today, my 1st time, but I'm not holding my breath. I've been watching the art sales on there for some time and I'm always surprised at what doesn't sell (but then I've seen certain people sell four or five works all at once to the same buyer). I guess it's worth a try, but I don't blame you for feeling discouraged.
Erin