I’m changing how I do things for a while

two photos of artie looking tired and worried, on a green and brown collage back ground, text reads: life update with artie

I’ve been talking about feeling uninspired for a while and even when I have ideas for posts, I find the motivation to actually create them isn’t there. I’ve been writing more for my WIP and the inspiration and motivation to do that is slim and far between, I don’t want to be trying to force myself to write for my blog and burn out on it and sabotage the progress I’m making on my WIP. So generally the plan is every two weeks will be a post on the blog rather than weekly for a while. I may not even do that depending on how I’m feeling. But the monotonous repetitive cycle that is my existence at the moment makes it hard to write for my blog when all I want to do is complain!

Finding Love in Art Again…

The first thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was an artist. I let the dream go a long time ago. maybe it’s more that I felt like the kind of art I liked to create wouldn’t sell. No one would want my work. Clearly I’ve been proven wrong! I’ve sold 6 pieces this year, which is very crazy to me. The thought of my art being on display in people’s houses is... I don't know it's hard to explain how I feel. I never thought this would be a thing! Thank you everyone who has shared my work!!

Collective Book Haul (December – March)

a picture of artie smiling, a picture of a book stack, on a green and brown collage background, text reads: a collective bookhaul

I've been on a partial book buying ban since 2020 ended, mainly because I don't have much money and I have many books! But I've been keeping an eye out on second hand selling sites (mainly on facebook) for books in series I want to read or have started and liked enough I would like to own and continue (as I talk through these in my Book Series I want to Finish in 2021 video! If you want to buy any of the books series I'm reading, check out this list) so those were my main second hand purchases! I also had £40 worth of gift cards I can't really use online (they are annoying with how they work...) and I don't need anything I can buy with them or the shops are closed because of Lockdowns. So when I pop into town occasionally, I check out the only shop open right now that also has books and takes these gift cards!