Oooooh my lord is it really almost November? I cannot believe in a few days it will have been two months since I left my job. Wow.
Yesterday marked Day 5, and this is what came out of it. I have been wanting to experiment with painting on top of multiple layers using different media and this project is the perfect time to do so. Random sidenote: if you are like me and did not know this AMAZING TIP, you can soak dried up paintbrushes (I had paintbrushes from college that I was too lazy to wash… still stuck to dried paint cups) in Murphy’s Oil Soap for a couple days, wash them, and they are like new. I’m not even kidding, I feel like I have a completely new paintbrush collection. Why I saved cups of dried up brushes? Who knows. But I couldn’t be happier I did.
So while Day 6 (today) is drying and I cannot scan a picture yet, I keep thinking about my bartending job interview tomorrow. Yesterday and today I have been flooded with new art ideas and the thought of giving up my time that I could be spending carrying them out is honestly painful. I wish so much that I had one more month’s living expenses saved up so I didn’t have to take a side job. But what ifs are pointless, right? And sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
Today I started experimenting with the patterns I recently learned how to create. I thought they might make cute typography posters, and here are a couple I came up with:
I like the idea of them and love playing with different colors. AND sometimes it’s just nice to work on something completely different than you usually do to break up the monotony. If it’s one thing I don’t do, it’s monotony
So I decided to have a good attitude about tomorrow. It’s not failing because I’m trying to get a part time job, I’m just doing what I have to do to make my dream possible… and why not be willing to do anything for your dream? I just hope I remember how to interview for a job, and that I remember everything I used to know about bartending and booze. The place I’m interviewing at specializes in whiskey, which I honestly cannot stand. I’ll do shots of Jameson if I need something that hurts on purpose, but it tends to make me stand on furniture. But again, maybe it will break up the monotony.