I’m getting things done. I promise. I swear. It’s just that there is a lot and I have very limited resources. But I am moving, and I am making, and so far I am a safe distance from the borders of total despair. My heart is heavy but it beats. It loves anyway.
Some are already sold. Some are still available. If you are interested in any piece, send me a message.
My life, particularly in the aspect of work and making a life and a living, is in a kind of tough transition. This is the part where I’m in the middle of the tightrope and there is no safety net beneath instead there are hungry sharptoothed creatures. And my legs are tired and my arms are slippery with the balancing rod. And my heart is hammering like it wants to push me to fall. There is no hushed crowd, only my hushed hopes.
Things will be extremely mad until about the middle of April as artshop work and dayjob battle for my precious hours and energy.
It is the weekend before my birthday and today the second day of the Manila Biennale Art Market. Yesterday there was a bit of a glitch with the event (some form of force majeure) and as a consequence I'll get an extra market day on the 25th.
Still, there were a few interesting folks I encountered, including a young lady whose work has something to do with agriculture and is interested in having a short interview with me about my fantastical plants and insects. The stickers were the popular ones, followed by the notebooks with handpainted covers, and the small blank art-printed note cards.
Since I was sick for all of Friday due to the overexhaustion from dayjob on Thursday, I now have just three days left to finish preparations for the Chinese New Year Market next weekend. I have a long waiting line of original pieces waiting to be finished, plus I need to replenish whatever stationery will be sold from the Biennale. Thus I'll be crossing over from my old year to my new year at a run, doing work that I have been shaping to turn into a full life. This is a good sign. There is indeed more hope than I would ever allow myself to hold.