Often my whiteboard – my to-do list – is stuffed with unfinished projects and their looming deadlines. Often I don’t know where to start with the business side of being an artist, so I just pluck away at the closest deadline. Often it feels like if I run around in the circle any faster, I will catch my own tail, which is interesting as I don’t have one. Often I feel like this, but not always…..for today…..
…. I have caught up.
I only have application deadlines comfortably out at the next month or the one beyond. I have all but two long-term applications applied for, I have started putting paintings on eBay (burning hoops to set up a new business account with them, and PayPal and the first listing itself took 3 days), I have my book of poetry and paintings on second proof with CreateSpace, I have the mailing list prepared for this weekend’s show.
I may not have caught more than one fish this year, I may not be able to catch that fly that got into the studio, I have not caught more than one Anaheim Ducks game this season, I may have caught my knee on the ladder going to look at a nest full of chicks which gave me a prize bruise, I may not have caught a break with the lottery numbers, I may have forgotten to catch the meteor shower last night, but I have caught up.
And I caught a moment to put a new collage together.
I just hope I don’t catch down again.