This has been a busy week! (And as I’m writing this I feel I’m writing a short, not as amazing “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”). I’ve been asked before, sometimes, that as an artist, what is it that you do?
Sometimes I think when you tell people you are an artist people automatically envision romantic Paris-wine dreams . Not so much.
So for those who are wondering, here is a sample of my week:
First I received an email that my poem “We Is” is going to be published in July in torrid magazine. It was a nice email (though a pang of sadness as I couldn’t call the first person I always do) especially because I have not been submitting anything as of late (too too busy).
Then, I spent the first part of the week, furiously getting a portfolio together for a grant program for the Illinois Art Council. It’s a long shot. They announced over 15,000 in grants. However, the announcement came with a 3 day turn around (talk about pressure.) I will keep you updated. Also if you live in Illinois check out the Art Council page for more programs.
Afterwards, I had a Skype date cue the fancy music, first date jitters and a wine with a fancy illustrator friend of mine, Riki,check out her work) to discuss working on a children’s book (Lots of exciting info to be coming!)
The rest of the week was a hodgepodge of emailing about guest blogs, contacting a graphic artist about a graphic novel, talking to my best friend Ashy about doing a collaborative art show and a few other art odds and end on the promotion side.
Notice no writing 😦
But life goes on doesn’t it? How was your week as an artist?