are officially CLOSED.
I know I had mentioned keeping commissions open till Sept 7th. I just don’t think I’ll be able to do it, so I’m just going to go ahead and close now.
I will not be taking on any new commission for the foreseeable future, and I’ll probably be super picky about the projects I accept.
I start my new day job tomorrow. I will need some time to get my brain out of the ‘art for money’ mode, and find my creative voice again, right now she’s MIA.
First paycheck will go toward getting me a new pair of glasses, paying for my website at wix, and getting the cats to the vet for their annual check-ups.
My last show is October 20th – The Wheaton Halloween All Night Flea Market. I’m not sure at this point how many shows I’ll be able to do, or if I’ll even want to do shows anymore once I get sorted with the new job. I’d like to keep doing them, but it all depends on how much new original work I can create while also working 40 hrs/wk.
I created this for a client’s business card because I thought it needed a pop of color over the standard black/white clip art.
I have it up on TeePublic and Society 6.
Before Closing – I want to give a special thanks to all of my patrons and clients for their support over the years, it’s been rough, I really appreciate it all.
I really don’t even know where to begin this post. I’ve been actively job hunting since April. I’ve had 3 phone interviews and one in person interview. And still no job.
I have frustration on several fronts.
1. Too many civilian employers don’t take Military Career Experience as real Career Experience.
2. So Far I’ve run into the people doing the hiring for creative jobs have absolutely no experience in that job. So when you’re asking about items on your resume, as you’re talking to them, their eyes glaze over because you can see they have no idea what you’re talking about. When you try to clarify what you’ve said by making it simpler, they’ve lost interest and are just looking at you.
3. I’m very limited to how far I can go for a job. I’m limited by funds and the fact that my car is a piece of crap. It needs repairs I don’t have the money for. I can drive for about 20 minutes before my car starts to over heat. The highway is completely out, it’ll over heat in 5 minutes.
I might have to re-evaluate my strategy and go back to admin for the time being.
It’s So Damn Frustrating. Being Frustrated and anxious sucks. I cleared my commissions list and all of my contracts. I have zero dollars coming in right now. And I’m so anxious I can’t draw anything without wanting to chuck it in the trash.
Edit to Update:
I just got a call with a job offer, now I just need to wait on the background check.