Where has the time gone?

I only just realised how many days it had been since I posted here. I worked at the part-time job both Saturday and Sunday – do not underestimate how draining that can be – but the days on either side of the weekend have been filled with intoxicating promise. I’m creating more art, and this time my aim is to sell a bit of it.
More details in the coming week, but I’ve made a deal with myself that if I find my brain struggling to write, I’ll switch gears and create art; if I struggle with art, I’ll write. This gives me wiggle room and I feel much less trapped by what my brain is doing. Art was always my first love, and it feels good to allow myself the time to do it without feeling the guilt of I should be writing.

I’ve created an Etsy shop, but it doesn’t have any product in it just yet. Soon though, you’ll be able to browse my prints, illustrations, and photography for sale. I’m really enjoying this and I hope you will like what you see. Proper links and and catalogue previews to come. Don’t touch that dial, as they say.

In other news, we’ve been struggling a little (OK, a lot) with the San Francisco/England time zone thing. Neil’s job had morphed into a soul-destroying schedule of San Francisco-time meetings, emails, and tasks whilst still living (living may not be the right word, honestly) on UK time. It finally hit critical and we went into a tailspin. Fortunately, there’s been some progress and positive communication about it and the San Francisco team is going to work a little harder at respecting the time difference when scheduling things. We’re not living a normal routine yet, but it’s getting there. Neil was ‘done’ with work at around 7pm last evening and we had dinner and a rented movie. Sounds normal enough, but for us, just a simple dinner and a movie without the worry of meetings at 7, 10, or even 11pm, emails, tasks, and phone calls was a freedom we haven’t experienced in months. We are creeping closer to a normal life, and that feels pretty good.

Also, I’m due to pick up my first roll of pinhole camera photos today! I took it to the camera place on our High Street and they understood exactly what I was trying to do. For the tiny extra price of 99p, the shop would hand assess the processing to make sure my square exposures would end up not getting chopped between shots on the 35mm film. I’m so excited to see the results! I’ll post something to flickr, likely later today.

Just a little note before I dive into art or writing for the day: we’re about to move this blog to a new server and so if there are any glitches for the next day or so, that’s likely the culprit. Normal service should resume shortly. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Where has the time gone?”

  1. Oh, the time-zone challenge thing really resonates. I’m working with my clients and business partner in Vancouver and I’m still trying to get into a routine that isn’t too disruptive to life in Portugal. It’s early days yet, but I can see how you and Neil would be struggling with it. It sounds like you’re moving towards “normality” so hopefully you can enjoy a bit more freedom soon.

    Looking forward to your Etsy launch!

  2. Ah, work and love over the Atlantic… both are familiar aren’t they! 😀

    Yes, (what we call) normality is creeping closer to becoming a reality. Hopefully, it’s not a slippery thing and we can hold it for awhile. Good luck to you as well!

    Thank you for being excited for my Etsy shop! I’ll of course not shut up about it when it “officially” launches… (Note to self: make some stuff.) 🙂

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