While I was on my trip to the west side of the state a few days ago for vacation, I spent a lot of time thinking about my art and career and life. Being a self employed artist, I often find waves of one or more of those three things out of balance. There have been times that I have ignored everything else in life to work. Other times, I am consumed by artistic vision and I forsake friends and work to just make stuff. But lately, it has been my personal life that has taken over everything. I have lost a lot of motivation to make art and to keep up with business stuff. I have even thought about looking for a "real job" lately, out of not only necessity, but boredom.
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.