the art of being busy

August 23rd, 2012 § 1 comment

The title of this blog is a lie because there is no art to being busy. Being busy isn’t art. Being busy is messy piles of paper, a studio that looks like something exploded in it, and a house that looks like the studio. Everyone in my household is getting cranky about it, although the cat seems perfectly happy to lounge on the unwashed laundry pile(s). He is a good cat.

I made a lot of commitments this year, even though I was trying to make fewer commitments than last year, and some more personal projects have unfortunately fallen by the wayside. One of those things is the development of Sawdust Press, including my own webcomic, Marlowe the Monster. I’m not making excuses – but I’ve gotten some questions about my update schedule(haha, schedule…) and the simple answer is just that I don’t have time, although I expect to have more time in the future. For now, I wake up, go to my day job, sculpt and sleep, and the days pass by quickly.

To tell the truth, I’m a bit of a spaz that likes experimenting with new things and I’ve been a bit sad lately because I’ve been too busy to play with some of the new ideas I’ve had and some new materials I’s like to play with. I’ve always been a bit ADD with my art. I mean, five years ago, I was mostly a scenic artist and designer, and four years ago I was mostly a plush maker and two years ago I was mostly a comic artist, and now I’m mostly a sculptor. I can’t promise that if you like my work you’ll like whatever I decide to play with next, but I promise that I’ll always be creating art that is interesting to me, and hopefully you’ll think it’s pretty cool too.

Anyway.

Here are some works in progress for Subterrane at Stranger Factory in November.

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