Quarantine is still goin'! I know that some of you are feeling a little stir crazy or lost but don't fret. You can still enjoy the beautiful weather stepping out for fresh air and I highly recommend that you do. I'm lucky enough to have a dog so I take her out on little trips around my area, practicing social distancing but still greeting others when I see them. There have been a lot more people taking walks but it's no trouble keeping spaces between us. The sun and air are very good for us right now.
This post won't take too long to read. Since I'm done with informative entries it's gonna be mostly about how my week's gone, and this week I pretty much did the same thing every day. Whenever I come up with a new design (in this case, Plague Gaffer), I soak up my days just plugging them into my online shops on Society6, Redbubble, and Art of Where. It's taken longer and longer because I end up providing different iterations of the design, so with Plague Gaffer, I made 6-9 different lines of products, basically making as many options as possible. It got absolutely ridiculous with Art of Where; I ended up making 600+ products!! And the site has closed up for quarantine anyway! How it looks on each site is slightly different, so technically Plague Gaffer has ~1000 different products..
What the heck??
The launch of the design is done with, so I originally planned to go back to the Uke Fresco sooner, but then I had the idea of making a physical catalogue of my online shops to bring with me to art markets (when they start up again). So the rest of the week was me just sitting, clicking, downloading, and organizing every and all previews with these items. And I'm doing it for my entire collection... meaning every single thing I ever posted. At least it won't take this long in the future, because then I only have one product to document. It's just a drag. When it comes to the catalogue, I'll be making a document in InDesign to make plugging the images in easier.
So Redbubble documentation is done, and I'll probably finish Society6's today. I... don't even want to touch Art of Where, or else I won't be able to touch my current projects for like a month. I think I'll tackle it a bit at a time in between. Then I can move on to art stuff, an I really need to, because I have one that's time sensitive. It's a secret for the time being, but I will reveal it once the party has received it.
I'm currently waiting on a friend to send me some acid etch for making new vitreographs, so printing has been put on hold. I've still got waxes to finalize but they're for a rainy day. I'm tired of perpetually being in the prep-stages of kilncasting so I needed a break to do things I can actually start and complete, which is all my digital work. I sometimes worry that I'm spreading myself too thin, having a specialty in three disciplines, and sometimes it feels that way, but to abandon any of them would probably kill me. I love em and they're a part of me as an artist. My circumstance is what it is, and I'll keep working hard.
I hope you're hanging in there, too!!
I'm gonna end it there and get back to documenting stuff. In the meantime I hope you end up deciding to take a look at my collections if you haven't! You can visit my shops using any of the S6 and RB buttons I have planted on main each page.