So You Are Tired...
Sketchbook updates and a studio sale
Happy October! My favorite month of the year.
I wanted to try something new. Instead of scans, please enjoy this video sketchbook flip through and my voice.
I’m nearly done with this sketchbook which I started in March. I’m so glad I switched to a bigger format (thank you Natasha for gifting me this!) I was hesitant and intimidated since previously I only worked in small sketchbooks that fit in my pocket. It took some adjusting but after a few pages I was hooked. Now I’m making larger art and glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone.
In other news:
I had a studio sale last weekend and it was a big success! My goal was to meet some new people, sell some art at a discounted prices, and to see my work go to good homes to ultimately make room for new art. I definitely accomplished all—friends and co-workers showed up to support my work and I got to meet some new folks as well.
Below is some original art I still have that I would love to see hung up in a loving home!
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On a more personal note:
I’ve been listening to Sufjan Steven’s new album Javelin basically non-stop since it came out and it’s helping me settle into—and sort through—lots of feelings. October brings endings, like a big exhaling breath… It’s bittersweet in that warm, comforting way.
I think my body remembers the anniversary of the Big Breakup I went through around this time about two years ago. I didn’t feel it so much last year, but this year hits different. I think it’s probably because I have met someone new—grief and fears that I haven’t processed yet are coming to the surface.
And so, this album is my new go-to for relationship grief. I recommend the track “So You Are Tired”.
Thank you for reading! I should be finished with this sketchbook by the time I’m ready to write another newsletter. Should I film a big flip through?? Let me know!
Maybe an art show in January 👀
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain