If everything I did on the internet was about my books, then I would go insane. I’d drive myself up the wall in no time. Therefore, I’ve decided to try something else on Youtube. I’m recording my paintings. Here’s a few pictures:

I’ve been painting as a hobby for years. I’m making this page now so that I have some place other than Youtube where I can display them. Since I got a new day job (yes, really, but it’s temporary), I’ve seen A LOT of artwork shipped. I’ve since had a realization: some of the paintings look a lot like mine. I don’t know what will come from it, but I do intend to inquire with some of the local galleries. Maybe I’ll get lucky?

From my perspective, any income I make from creative work is income I don’t have to make otherwise. I don’t want to sacrifice my time / focus / mental energy to work I don’t love. Than being said, the world has beaten too much realism into me these past few years. It’s too the point that I’m standing on a weird fence. On one side, I refuse to give up my dreams. On the other side, I don’t want to disappoint myself through unrealistic expectations. I thought I’d be doing so much better by now, but I feel like I’m floundering. I think languishing is the term “in vogue.” At least I’m not alone.