a life creative
I’ll be ending this 12 year old blog here, today, and removing my website. I will no longer be posting on here. The last eighteen months in particular has been an unbelievably difficult time for me, and I can’t keep my chin above the water any longer.
Despite the website and ongoing (unpaid) time marketing/photography/facebook and instagram posts, etc, I have to admit defeat. Living off my art and jewellery has not been working for me, and being without a studio for the last six months has cemented that fact, and means that what I can make must be done so as a hobby. That’s a really difficult reality to face, but it’s THE reality nonetheless. I’m actively seeking a real grownup job. It’ll be nice to have an income again.
I recognise that facing this reality means I can enjoy my art again one day when I can come back to it, as an outlet for creativity and not the daily angst it’s become that it isn’t good enough and I am not doing enough to promote it.
Facing that reality means that I can at least enjoy what has been a financial thorn in the side for some time.
To all my followers and readers and those who have supported my creativity: I thank you and appreciate you for all your kind words, for all your creative love. Ciao for now!