Yesterday I said to myself "the plants won't grow unless I plant the seeds." And so I planted 4 flats of seeds that included tomatoes, peppers, basil, various flowers.
Much like these planting of vegetable and flower seeds, lately I have been planting seeds in other areas of my working and creative lives. Finally, some illustrations have been reworked and posted to the twotwirlysisters etsy site. No takers, yet. Various applications have been sent to "day" jobs that have ended in non-favorable results(I was caught off guard by a phone screen for a retail job;no go). I inquired about a future opening at a hydroponics farm back in the Catskills; no reply. And I am still working on my surface/fabric design skills even though my original plan of trying to sell them on Spoonflower was cut short when I learned that I would have to purchase a $5 sample for each one before offering them for sale.
I also joined the Art Licensing Show via Linkedin. One step closer. I can't afford the basic level of $18 a month at the moment, but I can keep working on artwork. This site is for artists who can't afford to attend the ultra expensive trade shows like the one at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. I pretty much fit the bill.
I think I am going through a challenging time. Lightly said, but feels more weighty. It's best not to be so hard on myself. Just keep plugg'in as a kindred spirit has said to me. New friends and experiences are on the horizon.
Spring is here. The daffodils and hyacinths are blooming. The forsythia, too. The crocuses and irises have come and gone. And there seems to be more rainy cloudy days than sun in the past week. But there is a silver lining. The moss and lichen on the trees darkened by the rain can now by seen in all their glory. And there are so many robins looking for worms in the moistened soil.
Have a nice spring!