While being snowed in I’ve had the luxury of more time to be doing some planning for my future projects that are starting to come together (which is why I haven’t been updating the blog). I also things haven’t been that eventful for me to actually want to blog about. The two major ones are the Artist Shanty selling opportunity in Hyannis this summer as well as my 6 week sojourning in Europe this spring! Last August I was accepted to do a month of sojourning in Greve in Chianti Italy to focus on production of my artwork. The area is known for having lush greens during spring and that is exactly what my artwork needs. I am also hoping to work with grape vines from the vineyards in Chianti.
Anyway, it’s been a bit of a headache juggling the start of a retail business as well as planning to go away for 6 weeks as well. On my way over to Italy, I’ll be stopping for a few days before May Day to visit my aunt in London and then my parents want to celebrate their anniversary in Paris the first week of June. So we’ll be going to Paris before heading home! Three countries, six weeks! If my money situation is OK when I enter this experience, I might try to take a weekend trip up to Zurich, Switzerland as that is a place I have always wanted to visit!
I have also decided to stop my hobby of tarot reading for the mean time. Only because ever since my heartbreak, my intuition has been on the fritz and sometimes I’m on par and sometimes I’m not and more recently it’s be not. This block has been freaking me out because it’s the source of my creativity as well as being able to function as a human being. Most people look at the world from the outside in, while I’m quite the opposite. I focus on the inside out! I know this block is caused by the heartbreak because I was CONVINCED that this person was going to ask me out. But they didn’t, so I have stopped believing in myself and believing that I CAN feel into future events. It’s quite depressing to deal with when you’ve had an ability for most of your life and all of the sudden it stops!
Also I had my last post-op appointment the other day for the surgeries I had in my left ear to improve my hearing and the stupid cyst grew back! And luckily they found the problem, the hearing aid I was wearing was a bit too long and the edge of the microphone was sharp and kept poking the irritated area that caused the cyst to grow back. So now, I’m going to have to get it removed again in April before my trip to Italy, but not major operation this time hopefully, he said it could be done in their office.
I have been busy also focusing on my K Glyphics visual marketing firm. Giving it more direction and purpose and making some plans and an effort. If my residency project applications don’t come through this spring I have been thinking about spending an extended amount of time out in California as that seems to be where all the work is! But the issue is most contractors don’t like to work with east coast designers due to the time difference.
My client in Dubai has also decide to hire me as her graphic designer for her wedding website for the middle east market. (no I won’t be going to Dubai with her, but I would like to visit one day). So I’m going to be busy with that relatively soon. Just waiting on a few things to begin this new phase with her. A few other graphic design clients have been put on hold as well, so I’m hoping that over the next few weeks they’ll start to pick up again. I’m quite ready to jump back into work. Ever since the holidays and being laid off my job from Hafta Havit it’s been hard for me to stay productive!
Next week is the reception for the Wheaton College Biennial exhibition: Framing Photography! So photos and write up will be posted then. 🙂