Monday, February 22, 2010

Think days @ Starbucks

Lately I have been spending my free time thinking about the paradigm for my success..mainly as an artist but also pertaining to life in general. I'm not sure what it is about Starbucks; their coffee, ambient music and atmosphere..don't know for certain. Yet somehow they always send me into a deep pensive state that I rarely recover from. I mean I have had an unusual amount on my mind as of lately but still, this is pathetic even for me.

Right now my reality is as follows:

*working a part time job with no benefits
*making art but not garnering enough attention
*not making the cut at my local (small-town) gallery
*making some sales but not enough to move me into a penthouse loft with studio in Paris
*Dying with a studio full of art that gets thrown out when the new tenants come to clean out the space


Cue the violins now! OK, OK..you're all sick of hearing me whine but I mean with all the latest setbacks coupled with my less-than-lacklustre-love-life, I feel tragically lost.
Sigh...at least I will always have Photoshop. I have decided (at least temporarily) to revert back to my old familiar style of cartooning with a strong emphasis on fashion and put gallery shows on hold.

How's that for spotting a small rainbow through the clouds...my READERS please don't give up on me yet!

xoxo with Love.

7 Charming Replies:

Kolleen said...

sweets...

i would NEVER give up! you are a talent beyond talent...DON'T lose faith!!!

we all have a path...sometimes it takes a little longer to obtain the end result that we so badly want. hang in there!!

i absolutely LOVE looking at all your artwork and visiting you!! the pic you posted is so good...love it!!!

your time will come my sweets...it will!!!
in the meantime sending you lots and lots of love!

k

pinkglitterfae said...

Well phooey on those galleries, what do they know?!
Your work is so darn good, just keep at it.

Next time you are at Starbucks enjoying your fave beverage, take along a big pad of paper and pen, and brainstorm ideas. Anything goes, how much you'd like to sell, art ideas, decorating, anything. In fact, you can just journal any thoughts you have about how your life is going, and you will be surprised how good you feel afterwards. Get the negativity out of your head and onto paper. Doesn't mean things will get better, but writing helps clarify.

Give it a try! especially tonight with that awesome and pretty snowstorm we are getting :-D

xoxo
betty

(ps- I was moping around the last couple of weeks down about my life too, lol! must be February)

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Frank

Kelly Berkey said...

keep the faith in yourself. you are a marvelous talent. life is good and will only get better for you!
hugs,
kelly

Janine said...

I won´t give you up and I willallways pay attention to your wonderful, talented, funny and very special artwork.
I love all your paintings.
Especially tis one!!!
Don´t give up, one day you will be rich, famous, inParis or at least totaly happy ;0)

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Cheryl Lynn said...

Give up?! Are you kidding?! I LOVE THIS! Your style is fabulous and I could get used to this very easily.

As a fellow artist, I know exactly how you feel; feelings of unfullfillment and frustration at not accomplishing your dreams and goals. I am still struggling with what my next move career wise is going to be. But you hang in there, dear, a talent such as yours will not go unnoticed for much longer.

Have a great afternoon and thanks for stopping by my little neck of the woods!