I can't believe I have not made an update since February! Goodness! My personal life remains a bit "churny", so I have not had a lot of time to create. The good news is that my first craft show of the year will take place this Saturday, May 9, in Gaithersburg, MD. Hopefully, that will get things kick started for the year.
I have been making things, here and there, and I have been working on my online shops. I regularly devote time to those. It seems to be a constant need. The most recent development there is that I have opened a Zazzle shop! There are only about four designs (but about 75 products) available at this time, but I will be adding more. Some of my items are customizable, too! I have also recently completed some new decorated boxes and a painting and have a small purse in progress. I will keep you all posted on any further developments.
It is true that I have scaled my corporate work back to part time. Unfortunately, I have two part time jobs, and when I'm not working, I look after my mother and her house out of state. Studio time is limited, so I'm stuck working on portable projects, so my scope is limited.
I am still performing stand up comedy. Unfortunately, video of my last couple of shows is not available. You can follow my comedy blog for updates on that. I don't know how I feel about performing, even now. It's fun, and when you hear the audience laughing, it can make your night, but I find that, in between and leading up to shows, I have very mixed feelings. I don't have career aspirations with stand up at this time, but if it leads to other opportunities, that will be great! I do love writing comedy!
My photography, I'm sorry to say, has dropped off. I admit I have not devoted as much time to it. I am hoping that, as things settle down over the summer, I can start to get back to that. It is hard for a photographer at my level to find steady work, to be completely honest. I am not yet established, do not have a cohesive portfolio, and have not quite found my niche. I stand by my product and my work ethic, but I'm just not there yet. No worries! I still love it, and I still get high praise for my work. When you are juggling many things, not everything can receive the same attention.
I hope that all of you who are following my adventures are doing well! I'm looking forward to an exciting and prosperous summer!