Money crap: I’m still ahead of my budget money. This is good. I’m almost $1,000 ahead of baseline, which means I could possibly extend my year of art to 14 months. However, tomorrow I have to do the dreaded Laos visa run, which includes two overnight bus trips, and costs overall about $230, which is…Read More
I had kind of a breakthrough last night. You’re probably thinking the drawing above is kinda silly. It is. I sat down and drew it as fast as I could, without any editing, any preconceived idea, and with a ball point pen. The breakthrough was the idea of making small-scale works which could be silly,…Read More
Monthly round up – Month 3
I don’t know if it’s really all that good. Yesterday I was discouraged. There’s no sign of making money or being able to support myself on art. My latest piece also seems to be getting a cool reception. But then, even if I don’t make any money and have to go back to working for…Read More
Monthly round up – Month 2 – lived on $413
Two months of my year of art (which I hope to make into the rest of my life) are finished. If you don’t know, I’m paying for this. Stopped working for the man and now working for me, and much harder, on art. At the end of each month I’m trying to do a summation,…Read More
One month of art has passed.
11 months to go. The first month went well. I finished 2 new pieces, which was my goal. I would be quite satisfied with 24 new pieces in a year. I spent more money than I anticipated, because my visa run cost as much as my rent, but I also hadn’t factored in that even…Read More
The year of art starts today
Six weeks ago I announced I was going to take a year off teaching and devote myself to making art. I resigned from my job, but stayed on to finish out the term. Now the journey is underway. And what hubris it takes to “quit the day job”, and tempt fate to teach me a lesson…Read More
I’d rather be a starving artist than a malnourished worker!
“Elephants forgot, force-fed on stale chalk, Ate the floors of their cages.” ~ King Crimson (lyrics by Pete Sinfield) I’m breaking the chain and making a run for it. Yap, you got it, I’m “quitting my day job”.Read More