I just had the thought that I am so glad I am not a full time artist dependent on my mojo/muse/ability combination to make a living. Some form of artistic expression seems to be as essential to me as breathing, but while creating for project deadlines teaches me a lot, it is not as joyous as creating for the sake of art. I love the adrenalin rush of succeeding at new techniques or themes, and I love that my mail box has more art than bills delivered each day, so I won't give up swapping, or challenges - however, at this stage I want more of what I do, to be 'just because'.
Today I played with these cards - my break from school work, and wished for longer days. What a joy it was to receive this little doll in the mail - A PMS doll by 'creativeaddictions' (on eBay). I bought this one for myself and another for a friend. And unlike the Misty Mawn collage, which is looking very at home on my wall, I really will give the other one away.
I promise! Tomorrow I am having another self imposed 'home day' to make a big dent in my marking/prep pile. Wish me luck, and if you are in the area drop in for coffee/chai/OJ/ a glass of water ... , it would be rude to turn a guest away, wouldn't it?