|FUN FUN combo - Romance was Born leggings and Gorman shoes - resting on some amazing fabric that I bought|
|Working on some more illustrations for the Rookie Yearbook. Can't wait to see it all together!|
|A detail of my friends Cheralyn and Gonzalo's exhibition|
|This has been sitting on the top of my desk pile for a week or so|
|Found this nice orange pair at Savers today|
|Knit detail on a jumper at Savers|
|Pattern detail on a skirt|
|An illustration for Rookie, for a piece about '70s funk singer Betty Davis, by Britney.|
Other than those few tasks, I've been at work, doing a bit of socialising after work, and working on my own stuff - illustrations, emails, etc etc. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Yesterday I did get a cool email, from the effervescent Kate Nash, who's work I happen to have admired since those long ago teen years. Not only is she a brilliant musician, but she has provided us with the most motivational quote in existence: "I am a bad ass bitch from hell and no-one can fuck with me" damn right. But, as it so happens, apparently Kate is a fan of *MY* work, and, blushing ensued - she's interested in purchasing some! So flattering and exciting. So that was a fun lift for the week.
I was really looking forward to today because I had the whole day to myself to do stuff. As usual, when I do have a whole day to myself, I end up sleeping in and dawdling around and doing things like washing clothes or stacking things into aesthetically piles. That was the case today, although I did get to go to Savers. Truly, in my opinion, going to Savers is the most relaxing activity in the world. I love methodically going through the racks, sussing things out - focusing only on the hunt and nothing more. I love not wearing makeup, being anonymous and slinking through the isles. Then, I love going home and browsing my purchases and stacking them on the top of my aesthetically pleasing piles... plus, what can I say, the elated feeling of a good find stays with you for days.
This week will be relatively busy - from what I can see now, anyway - Pamela is playing a gig at the Westspace Fundraiser on Tuesday night, I've got a couple of social-ish plans and of course, work. I get stressed when I can't fit in time for my art with everything else, so I'm truly going to make *sacrifices* when it comes to my own stuff. I have a new thing where I keep reiterating in my head "My work is THE most important thing" and I have to remember that. When I let it slip from 1st place to 3rd, or 4th, I feel off kilter. Number one will always be my art. Everything else must come second.