Thursday, May 15, 2008 - Life Manual
I've been acting like my pet snake. Snakey-Snake has been holed up in his hiding spot for a couple of days now. He only came out to feed and get closer to the heating pad... He's about to shed. When I see his milky eyes, like moonstone, it reminds me of myself and the way I've been acting lately with my artwork. Some dormant stage. Kind of blind. I've not been forcing myself to do anything.
I'm feeling kind of down because I've been trying to find work since I got here. I've moved from England to the US to be with my partner. And as happy and relieved as I am to be here with him, I have to find my feet again and where I fit in with my artwork. How do I use it here? Can I find work doing what I've been training to do at college and university for the past few years?
I guess the issue would have been the same back home. The training wheels are officially in the bin now - so where the hell is my bike?
Anyone with a handbook or manual on life and how to survive it as an artist, please let me know. Maybe I can trade with you for some of my work.