Thursday, November 24, 2011

We are OPEN!

The arts-and-crafts store I work for is run by corporate devils.

Driving sales and boosting profits are all they talk about. Their needs and gains are their only concern.

They push product for holidays SEVERAL months in advance just to squeeze out every dime they can.

Tradition, sacredness, and time spent with families aren't things they believe in hence why I have to work there today.


I am NOT pleased.

Do people really need to buy glue guns or glitter (maybe) or beads that badly today of all days? Really?

I want to be home on this day. Away from work, eating good food, and relaxing.

But I'll go in with a smile on my face and do my job like always.

It makes me wonder though, if by continuing to work for such a greedy, cutthroat company aren't I just as bad?

I need the money though.

Funny, I bet "Corporate" says the same thing.


Happy Thanksgiving, least to those that aren't working today!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reduction in force.

Everyone knew it was coming but the news still left me disappointed and sad and not feeling like doing very much.

Earlier in the week, HR informed hundreds of us in our city department that due to our new mayor's budget cuts we were being laid off at the end of the year.

My layoff notice which I decorated with a yellow butterfly!

This'll be my second time getting laid off so I'm sort of used to it.

Yet as I walked to work today I couldn't help but hang my head.

The city job wears me down a lot and I've always intended on leaving there in time but I wanted to go on my terms NOT theirs.

And when I found out I'm working at the arts-and-crafts store on Thanksgiving Day, I wondered why I couldn't have lost that job and kept the city one instead.


But I try reminding myself even though over a third of my income will now be lost, I'm fortunate enough to still be working elsewhere. Not many can say that.

Maybe it's God's way of telling me I need to lessen my workload.

*shrugs shoulders*

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

No art.

I wish I could say I'm working on the most AMAZING painting. Filled with every color imaginable. Texture and shape and form that dazzles the eye and makes your heart skip a beat.

But no. There isn't time for that.

I'm too tired from working so much. It's just not possible right now.

So my apologies, dear readers. I feel like I'm letting all of you down by not posting anything of artistic value here.

One day, I hope, I can immerse myself back into my art.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nude on hold.

Fuckity-fuck and super shit!

It was supposed to be a companion piece to "Blood Butterfly".

A nude which I started SEVERAL months back but then with work and all, tucked away and never finished.

Here's the drawing I did for it back in July.....

Pencil on watercolor paper - 5" x 7"

I hate putting off paintings like this because now my original inspiration is long gone and I'm not sure I can get it back.

Oh well. I'll add it to my growing list of art projects that need to get done.