Hey there fellow deviants, March is upon us and I feel an update is in order. I hope you are well and the change in seasons is favourable for you. Here in Adelaide the weather is gradually beginning to cool down - something I, alongside many other people I'm sure, are thankful for, considering how many 40-odd degree days there have been this summer. Looking upon the last couple of months, I feel things have been rather strange, and even now, having needed to return to a more 'normal', diurnal-based lifestyle, I am struggling to find some sort of rhythm.
That's not to say things haven't been eventful in my little bubble of reality. Indeed, so far this year I have completed some much-delayed editing for DELVE (sorry, fellow Delvesters
) and a very overdue assignment for uni - both things are very important to me and it was a relief to get them done. I also sent off two paintings to two very cool (and patient) friends, which is something in itself for me; I have never parted with any of my paintings before, and doing so felt like I was sending away a small part of myself. However, I am glad their new owners like them, and it is very cool to see them on display. Furthermore, a few weeks ago I completed my draft for the second part of my big personal project, which I am now in the middle of transcribing. All I gotta say is wow, no wonder my hand and forearm has taken longer than it should've to heal properly. I overworked it big time.
On top of all this, I went to Melbourne to see Periphery and Animals as Leaders last month, went to Soundwave just this past weekend at Bonython Park (PLACEBO!!!!
) and, well, may have enjoyed a weekend primarily celebrating my birthday
Eventful is certainly a good word to use. Huh...no wonder I feel I can barely relax, though most of the things I have been doing I actually enjoy. I actually find myself itching to draw, to write, to do something when I'm away from my materials. My mind constantly plans and ticks over while thinking about what still needs to be done...I think I have a problem
It is probably good that I am working at my regular job again, which I went back to last week; I think I need to get out of the house and see people so I don't get locked in my own head for too long. But an unexpected extended break also had me thinking about the possibilities of actually earning some sort of income with my art. At this stage, I am not entirely sure if I am capable of it - I don't know if I have the skills, but just as importantly (and maybe even more so) I don't know whether I have the time management skills. Argh...it's a hard thing to face, and I have to be absolutely honest with myself regarding the pros and cons if I do indeed want to take the plunge. I guess I'll just have to wait and see how things unfold...though if any of you out in the deviantsphere have any advice for me, it'd be most appreciated.
So now I turn to you: is there anything you would like to achieve this year, and perhaps are already on your way to doing so? It'd be great to hear about it!
I think I might go and tackle my perpetually ongoing to-do list, so I will leave you with linkage to a track that is a constant feature on my mp3 player simply because it always puts a smile on its face with its dry sense of humour. Despite being primarily a listener of metal and alt-rock I have quite a soft spot for the inclusion of synth in music (which is probably why I'm such a sucker for industrial-style music), so when I discovered the Portal 2 soundtrack I jumped right on it. This is the end credits track, 'Want You Gone': www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVVZaZ…
Take care everyone!