I’ve been ill and recovering over the past three months. I was diagnosed with H. Pylori and treated with some major antibiotics. The doc made a fantastic catch and I have a clean bill of health now….I’m just trying to get back to being able to eat full meals. I dropped 9 pounds in a week and a half when I got sick, and have only just gotten it back. I’m still not feeling right, and have very little energy. It will just take time…it’s just hard to be patient at times.
I’ve completely reworked my business- no longer taking commissions, working at my own pace mostly and in my own direction. I struggled to gain some momentum, got slammed with Halloween orders, and am a bit afraid of the next several weeks. I’m guessing that the etsy sales were due to Halloween. I hope that I’m proven wrong and that people actually are taking notice of my work. We’ll see. It’s scary to take one’s business that is going well and just…stop. But I just couldn’t keep up with the physical demands of my mascot business.
There’s been quite a bit of travel lately. San Diego Comic Con in SoCal, a trip to Seattle with a quick train ride up to Vancouver, Dragon*Con in Atlanta. I’m ready to stay home for a bit and get some serious work done.
This weekend I was the judge for the costume contest at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Zombie Bash. It was a fun event, and I was called in way early to paint the staff and the band. I ended up painting 12 zombies and three band members in a very long four hour block. On my current energy reserves, that was a really, really long run. But all the people were super nice and thrilled to be painted, so that made it all worth it.
Life, in general, is good. It’s been busy, and very trying, but I’m getting through and moving forward.
I’ll try to be better about posting cool stuff here. We’ll see how that goes.