I got a book!

Every Friday, I come to the library after I take my daughter to school. It’s becoming a nice habit for me, an escape. I get all of my blogging done here, usually grab a few books, and stop for lunch somewhere on my bike ride home. Today, I was perusing the art stuff section like I usually do, and I came across a book called “Make It Mighty Ugly” by Kim Piper Werker. It’s all about facing your demons, those anti-creationists who tell you that your work isn’t any good, that you don’t have time to be creative, that you shouldn’t bother. Inside the book are a few tips and tricks and projects to get your creative juices flowing.

This would all be very really nice and good for me, as I have a bouquet of demons inside my head that pretty much prevent me from doing anything.

Things at home are starting to mellow out a little bit. Money is no longer as tight as it was, I’m learning to accept imperfection in my house, and I’m trying my best to get some creative work done each week. I’ve been making daily comics, which are just so simple and stupid, but hell, at least I’m doing something. I’m still sketching out ideas in notebooks, and my daughter and I started building a cat condo out of cardboard a few days ago, so that’s something. I just need to remember to focus on myself every once in a while, you know? I’m so wrapped up with my family and 4th grade homework and trying to spend time with both humans and all of the animals and trying to prevent the house from smelling like cat pee. But I’m getting there.

I was also sick this week and completely exhausted, so I couldn’t do as much as I usually do. I did, however, find a desk that I would love to have in my studio space someday.

October12011_1 It’s a little too foo-foo bear for my tastes, but I like the idea of putting shelving next to the tables like that. I actually want to simply purchase a table top from Ikea, and use shelving as the legs. Super crazy amounts of storage in a little tiny space. Perfect. Maybe someday, I’ll actually get that studio.


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