It’s been almost 6 months since I created a new blog post. That’s definitely a departure from my intended once-a-month blogging schedule. Alas. “Man proposeth, God disposeth,” as the saying goes. There’s a little bit of King James English for you. Got to love the -eth suffix.
Still, a lot has happened in the last 6 months. Since I haven’t yet managed to turn my art into a steady source of income I’ve had to resort to doing some odd jobs around Anacortes, Washington, where I live. I’ve developed many skills during my years in the monastery (and before) that seem to be in high demand in the small town of Anacortes. It’s a popular retirement destination, after all, so you can imagine a lot of elderly people that need help with all types of things. Gardening, painting, cleaning, home repairs, and care-giving are some of the things people want to pay me for. Now I just have to figure out how to get people to want to pay me for my art!
Speaking of art, I have had some noteworthy developments which I’d like to share with you.
For those who were following some of my more recent posts on my blog, Facebook, Instagram, etc., you know I was involved in a collaboration with KVN ELVN Footwear, the brand I created my Modern Gawdz™ comic character designs for. After working with Kevin toward his vision of creating 11 unique, collectible sneakers with matching comic characters for over a year, I decided to exit that business endeavor. The returns were taking too long to realize with my dwindling savings as my support.