So, if you've followed me for a while you may have noticed that I've been less active than is usual for even myself. I just got back from John C Campbell Folk School a little over 48 hours ago, marking a long end do the busiest summer of my life...
Since the beginning of 2016 I've: been assistant-coordinator of one of my city's biggest art and music festivals; switched from being assistant-manager of a pet store to assistant-manager of an art studio; participated in said art and music festival; hand-raised a litter of rats; travelled to Chicago IL, Louisville KY, and Brasstown NC; helped work on a cool indie movie; taken a week-long course on working in clay; participated in a movie premier in a big city; re-writing and editing a book with one of my best friends so that hopefully we can start releasing it soon; been collaborating with a business partner so that I can make modular ball-jointed armatures for my dolls; advertising for the first annual Celtic Fest Ohio, as well as planning and collaborating with the Ohio Renaissance Festival; and attempted to have a personal life to boot.
On top of everything else that's been going on in my life I've been getting a divorce... Well, disillusionment, but that's just semantics. So not only has my life been crazy-busy with career, business, acting, art, and personal-stuff I've been dealing with all of that and trying to rebuild a home-life for myself: finding a new apartment, packing, moving, unpacking, and general adulting out the wazoo.
Don't worry, though, because I have been needle felting and making art, it's just been hard for me to make the time to advertise it on websites other than Facebook. Luckily, my new life should afford me more time to actually post stuff and show off all my art - so even if you haven't been following me on Facebook I've got a backlog of art to post and show you.
Not to mention that I've got one art sale or fair each month for the next four months starting in just two weeks... So I'll have a lot to show off this fall.
As for all the creative endeavors: expect to hear me yammer on about books, movies, and other forms of creative entertainment over the next year. I've got my hands in many, many pots and it's time I start sharing the home-cooked goodies with you.
So I'm sorry that I've been so inactive, but here's to making the rest of 2016 fruitful and full of art!