British Columbia was AWESOME. Now back to work…

Snowy playground fun

In front of the Olympic Rings!

The past couple of days were fabulous; cavorting around in the snow, eating fancy meals and apres-ing the day away, but now I’m back and I’ve got lots of things on my mind.

Me and Derric's winter wonderland

The first thing I did upon arrival in San Diego was take my butt down to the Tap Room and grab all of my work (the projection screen was still covering all of my efforts…arg). Luckily, nothing was missing. While I was away, I managed to get a couple of minutes of work done. I booked myself to be a vendor at the LA Artwalk on February 9th. I will have a 5′x10′ space to show some of my hair clips, greeting cards and other goodies. I managed to talk them into giving me a $50 discount on the price of renting a booth so hopefully people like what I have so I can make some money! Also, I am participating in a charity event called “Art Mart” in March. I will be donating a packet of greeting cards for a raffle and all proceeds will go to a non-profit organization for helping sick children. Just check out my upcoming events calender for more information on these 2 great events.

As for new art, I have been working on a new painting titled “Blaxess D-nied”. I was thinking of creating a new series of work based on certain songs that make me see shapes and colors, so i started with a dubstep song called “Black” by Access Denied. So far it is coming along nicely, but I don’t think it is finished yet. It looks really cool, but deep down I still feel like it’s missing something. Maybe you can be the judge of that :) Depending on how this piece ends up looking, I may or may not continue with the collection. With so many things going on in my life right now, I’m not quite sure which artistic direction I’m going to take. We shall see I suppose.

"Blackxess Denied", work in progress

The main thing that has been on my mind for the past day or so is the idea that I might want to go back to school to get my Masters. The idea seems to keep popping up every so often, but then gets dismissed for some reason or another, but this time I’m seriously considering what to do with my life. I’m getting older everyday and it seems that if I don’t start planning for it now, I may run out of time (settling down and having children and blah blah blah, why get another degree if I’m just going to sit at home and watch babies all day?). It has become obvious to me that this website is not going anywhere just yet and I feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled with all of my hard work and effort. Part of me thinks that if I go back to school and study business or something a little more practical than fine art, I may have a better chance for success in a field that combines the two. The knowledge may help increase my sales or at least give some other options for career fulfillment. Although after looking at some of the job options for someone with a degree focused on marketing (which is what I want to pursue), I’m not really all that impressed. I can qualify right now without that degree for a shitty sales job, so I don’t know if getting my Masters in marketing is worth the time or money. It’s just confusing for me right now because I would love to keep studying something in a creative field (and get a job that involves being creative), but I would end up in debt with another pretty piece of paper that means jack balls…and I’m not even sure that if I get my Masters in something else, the situation would be any different. I don’t plan on stopping my art business, but it is definitely frustrating working so hard and not seeing a return on investment. “Practice makes perfect” and “patience is a virtue” I guess. Maybe one day people will actually read this blog and this website will actually work and I can start really promoting my business in an effort to obtain some sort of self-actualizing success. One can dream right?

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