Tonight, I opt to do nothing. No, not even a daily sketch.
Tomorrow is going to be a whirlwind. Up at 6 am, I’ve got to cut my hair (it’s so convenient when you’re hairstyle is buzzed, super-short undercut), clean the house, drop Bear off at school, hit the gym, shop for food for the hotel stay (hotel food is ridiculously priced), finish packing, pick Bear up, and head to my mom’s — all before 11:45.
I’m thrilled for this weekend. Conventions always serve to rekindle my desire to be creative, but it’s only recently that I’ve begun to cultivate creativity as a part of my everyday life, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the added boost of inspiration does for what is already semi-regular output.
And can I talk about how glad I am that I’ve moved past that seemingly endless stretch of procrastination and stagnation? I still have a long way to go towards being a prolific creator, but at least I’ve gotten to the point that I’m doing something creative, or something to further a creative endeavor, just about every day. I’m sketching, I’m starting drawings, I’m planning paintings. For the longest time, the furthest I got along in a creative project was to lament that I had no ideas or motivation. That I couldn’t find the time to sit and work.
The latter is still sometimes a struggle, but it’s gotten so, so much better.
I’m so excited for the Art Show; I love seeing what other people are doing, and getting ideas for other themes or subjects to explore in my own stuff. It gives me something to aspire to.
Work today lasted forever, and it wasn’t even a bad day — it was actually a pretty good day, all told — it was just one of those days when you know you have something desirable coming up and you just want to get things over with. I did some review on my ASL lessons between sitting exams with kids (I’m up to Lesson 12, after a long period of stagnation at Lesson 10), and popped into the party the vocational program head hosted for our main internship site. It was a good turn out, and so nice to see the kids and catch up with some of the staff in the Excel program, which I was a part of last year. All in all, it felt like a well-spent day, but in the back of my mind, there was that constant, niggling reminder that I had a four-day weekend and a con waiting for me at the end of the day.
Depending on the wi-fi situation, and my daily con schedule, I may pop in to say hi, or it might be radio silence until Tuesday. Either way, I hope you all have fantastic weekends.