I find it hard to relax. It definitely hasn’t become any easier being freelance. If I don’t work , I don’t have money. If I am not careful there are no weekends, days to relax and unwind. If I am offered work I often need to take it to allow me the opportunity to work on things I want to , that often don’t pay. I hope one day to make the things I enjoy doing become the things that also pay the bills. Still , relax and breath, its been a day to enjoy the spring sunshine, even if it hasn’t been a weekend .
I am never sure what to make of Red Nose Day. Its so hard to see the pain and suffering of other’s , watching the children who have been failed by the adults around them, the parents of sick children. How I wish that we could all just be safe, happy and healthy, with food on the table and a roof over our heads.
Its been another busy week for me, so here is a catch up of the last few days.
There have been lots of songs written about Mondays. Blue Monday, I don’t like Mondays, Rainy Days and Mondays, Manic Monday. Since working freelance, the idea of Monday being the beginning of the week, or the end of a fun weekend is no more. I can work more on a Saturday and Sunday than a weekday . Some weeks I work all seven days, others only one. The bank balance is the thing that alters, or not as the case may be. But no longer is a Monday ‘blue’. This Monday is a catch up day , it has been a busy and slightly stressful weekend, so I am pleased that this has been a Happy Monday , and I hope yours has too.
Oh my I feel worn out today, although I like the freedom of choice as a freelance artist. The flip side is not being 100% sure where the next pay packet is coming from. And you have to keep moving, its no good just doing the work you have planned this week without looking ahead and getting something booked in for the following weeks! Perhaps this is why I am a little stressed and tired. Oh well, at least I am still making my little page a day. Here you are , the last few days of pages. I have used lots of different things this week, I am also completing a monthly mail art project , swapping cards with 14 other artists, perhaps this exchange has made me think about using different materials.
Well hate to go all British on you, but the weather has certainly got itself into a mess. 20 degrees in the North West of England in February? Well , its all change today, cold, rain and grey, grey sky’s . It has been difficult to see where the grey clouds stop and the land begins. However I have been to visit a nephew of mine today, a long over due visit and jolly nice it was too. Why do we let work get in the way of life ?
Here are the pages from the last couple of days, I have enjoyed making these more than I have for a while. Brain dump with an old typewriter, sewing and collage.