Photo by Dreamers Realm
I have been so busy lately; I can’t seem to keep up with any of my journals, profile pages, or network sites. I generally try to keep those to a minimum anyway, but when I am just tired from working two jobs and busy with the design requests I’ve been getting lately, sometimes I just don’t want to be part of the Internet world. Instead, I much rather see people face to face, or not see anyone at all.
Unfortunately, working a full-time day job in an office, and a part-time weekend job as a secretary, you’re pretty much forced to see people all day long. At school, I also am inclined to see people, and even enjoy speaking to them every now and then. But, one great excuse for being anti-social when I finally return home in the evening is to claim that I have a deadline to meet, and I ‘just have to finish this poster.’ This is not at all untrue.
Over the past few weeks I have been working on designing logos and business cards for local artists, and more recently posters, fliers, or print ads for various upcoming shows: Dark Follies ~ Vaudeville Never Died! (which I am also performing in), Hollywood Dreams, Raqs Gothique 3, and Dark Arabian Nights. I am also sewing a yellow jumpsuit (from Kill Bill Vol. 1) for Hollywood Dreams, as well as costumes and masks for my duet for Vaudeville Never Died! Somewhere down the road, I need to order yards and yards of lightweight linen to complete my attempt at 16th century Ottoman garb for various SCA events this summer; I have also been drooling over some digital tablets and design software and have some great ideas for illustrations.
So while my creative juices are flowing at full velocity, I unfortunately haven’t had much time for personal art. But, I have been working with a lot of artists and helping them promote their ideas or themselves. I think that’s the best part of having a generally low- or un-paid ‘third’ job–being able to help artists get some quality advertisement out there that they normally could not afford.
And thus, here I am at work, wondering if I have time to slip home before my evening class tonight and make some corrections to one of my ads. Wishing that I had thought to bring my laptop with me so I could work on a poster during lunch… and realizing that might actually get me in a little trouble at my current job.
Oh well… there is no rest for the wicked, and honestly I sort of like things this way.