This week has been wild. I’ve been stressing about GISH, and work, and my birthday, and seeing an old friend (which was awesome! But there’s always the worry, especially when it’s been nearly a decade, that things will be awkward when you finally get together again. It’s always a massive relief when that concern turns out to be moot), and ughhh, one more week and I have my two-and-half-week vacation! I’m thrilled, looking forward to having a few days to myself, to doing more painting, to hopefully organizing my basement and prepping Bear for school, and for things like seeing friends, day trips, the beach, and FanExpo Boston.
But before we get too ahead of ourselves, it’s finally Friday. Here’s what’s been making me smile this week.
I don’t think it was on this iteration of the blog — and if it wasn’t, this is a topic I will have to revisit at some point — but I wasted a lot of time lamenting/worrying that my art wasn’t “real art.” Luckily, I woke the fuck up from that nightmare and realized that art is varied and eclectic and subjective, and God damnit, was allowed to be fun. I mean, I love that there are artists out there dealing with social and political issues, but amidst all the heaviness and existentialism, we need to make a little room for the light and the whimsical, as well. I am in love with the idea of pom-pom art, I am a hugely tactile person, and there is something very satisfying about both the visual texture of this and the fact that it’s something that I can touch. Also, I love the idea of this for decor for my son’s room. Now I just need to think about what I would make.
To Warm the Heart
Look, I’m not gonna over-sell it; it’s literally just ~30 seconds of piglets running in circles around a momma pig. But it makes me smile, dammit. It so friggin cute.
To Share with the Kid
My son lately has become obsessed with jokes and pranks and, just, humor in general, so I was thrilled when this Scary Mommy post — 140+ Hilarious Jokes for Kids — showed up on my timeline.
Ok, so it’s a week away, but I kept forgetting to mention it, so here we are; I fucking loved Rocko’s Modern Life growing up, and after two years of waiting, I am thrilled that the movie is debuting on Netflix August 9th. Can. Not. Wait.
That’s it from me for this week. What’s gotten you through?