I picked up my rental van yesterday and then took everything out of “Big Blue” and loaded it into “Big White”?????. That sounds terrible! This van is so non-descript I can’t even come up with a good name for it. I don’t think I really want to bond with it anyway since I have to give it back next week.
My van breaking down has given me a lot to think about. I love doing art festivals but by this time of year I am usually exhausted. I start thinking about cutting back drastically on the number of shows I do each year, but by November I forget about that and start sending in my applications.
Have I been given a sign that I need to pay attention to? Perhaps 2009 will be the year I only do 4 or 5 shows and then look into some alternative ways of doing things. Trim my expenses to make it possible to create more time for making art instead of selling it. I don’t know. I had 2 hours on the road today with nothing to listen to (my iPod needed charging); maybe that’s why I have become so reflective. Silence has a sneaky way of doing that.
I think it’s good though. I feel energized when I think about other options. This could include new ideas about creating my art, changes in how I market my art, or just plain different ways of living my life. Stay tuned…………………