I did it. I survived Blogtoberfest and managed to post every single day. It was fun, and it got easier as I went along, but I’ve gotta say I’m glad it’s over. I was getting a little crazy and stressed last week and don’t ever want to feel like art and blogging is a chore.
In light of this, I’m signing up for NoGoPoNo.
Not Going to Post every day in November.
I might make myself a badge.
But now that I've given myself permission NOT to post, all I want to do is post. So I thought I’d show you how I spent my day. Work was cancelled for the second day in a row due to lack of power, so to keep myself from devouring all of my son’s Halloween candy, I decided to clean the studio.
Here’s the really scary corner before I started cleaning:
(not visible under all the other piles of stuff: large pile of drift wood and beach stones that have been on the floor since our August vacation)
Here's what it looks like now:
I failed to take "before" pictures of the closet, but trust me, I took my life in my hands every time I opened it. Much better now.
And my work table is still in it's perpetual state of disarray, but that's not a battle worth fighting.
I'm feeling very accomplished. Everything's more accessible and there's a lot more room to move.There’s even room to fold down the lumpy futon into it’s rock-hard bed formation, which is a darn good thing since we’re having an actual GUEST Friday night. Imagine that. I might have to start accepting reservations.
And then, since it’s sort of like Sunday night (and we’re all reluctant to go back to school/work tomorrow) we had our traditional end-of-the-weekend family movie night. We watched Rio and ate quesadillas in front of the TV and I doodled in the sketchbook to keep myself awake.