We all have had those days where it seems whatever you do will go wrong. I have learned that the best thing for me to do on those days is give up. Normally I’m not a proponent of giving up, but on those weird off days, if I can, I will just stop trying with the knowledge that it will be fine tomorrow…and it always is. What I usually do is watch movies because it’s hard to mess that up. Sure, you can pick a bad one, but it’s not a big deal if you do. Movies are a panacea for me. When I’m sick, stressed out or just having a backward, don’t-bother-trying-because-you’ll-fail kinda day, movies make it better. I think it sometimes takes more guts to recognize it’s just one of those days and relax than it does to get frustrated and fight it. I’m not sure where this is all coming from. Those days are rare for me and it certainly isn’t one today. I think I just wanted an excuse to draw GingerDead’s soup being mean to him.
Did you have an awesome Halloween? Mine was pretty good. A few galleries on a stretch of downtown had parties and art shows going on simultaneously. It was fun to hop from one to the next, of course running in to lots of art friends along the way. Too much vodka punch had me stranded there though so I missed some of the other activities I wanted to hit. I’m not a lush, I was just thirsty and the stuff tasted like juice. Hehe. On Halloween day itself, Jim and I drove all the way out to Dunedin to this amazing Day of the Dead Festival we read about in the paper. Unfortunately, the people throwing decided it took too long to set up again so they just didn’t bother. They apparently had a rockin’ Saturday and that was enough for them. Sucked for people coming from all over to see the 18 foot puppets, alter, live music, food, authentic crafts, etc. We made the most of it and wandered around the sleepy town for a lil bit and had a big Mexican lunch.
I’ll be taking Jim away for a couple days next week for his birthday and then he has a big gig opening for Caravan of Thieves at Skipper’s Smokehouse on Tuesday that I want to go to and there’s a family bday thing, so I’d say there’s a pretty good chance I’ll miss updating the comic. I’m really sore again this week anyway, so it’s probably a good thing to take a couple days off from the computer.
I’ll be updating the art blog with some new stuff and the etsy store as well. Have you seen the latest art doll? I call him Mister Moon because that’s the name he gave me when I asked. He’s excellent at keeping things like secrets and things you thought were lost. He is available right now at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery. Stop in and tell him your secrets or take him home and maybe he’ll tell you his.
See you soon!