Ok, yeah, so, like, I , like, totally quit my job, eh?

As of last week, I am blissfully unemployed. I haven't posted at all about work, not because I'm afraid of being dooced, but because there are some things I just leave out of this blog. OK, considering how often I post, there are a lot of things I leave out of this blog. Mostly because my interest in journaling, or whatever this is supposed to be for, waxes and wanes, as they say.

upon high

Anyway, now its over and I don't even have to bother thinking about it. Not that that means I'm sitting around the house all day eating bonbons and watching soaps.

You are SO WRONG.

That was just yesterday, and it wasn't bonbons but coffee and not soaps but obsessively exploring flickr. Gawd, I'm such a geek.

For the most part, though, I've been working my tushie off over here. I've been doing a lot of housework, some copywriting work for a local interior designer, designing business cards for my brother's new business, starting a whole new series of paintings and drawings, repainting my bedroom (which should be done today), working on major landscaping projects up at the cottage, taking lots of digital photos AND (as I mentioned) obsessively exploring flickr. phew! and it's only been 11 days!


Damn, I'm working harder now than I did when I was actually earning a paycheck. I think it's a revisit to the twisted form of guilt I felt a few years ago when I was unemployed for 2 years and spending money I didn't actually earn myself. Kirk has been awesome about it, and is excited for me to start school in September. I'm excited about it too, actually. Not because I need the degree to be an artist, but hopefully to gain more confidence, network like crazy, and mostly to accumulate as many new experiences as I can to expand my art practice beyond what I'm used to.

sharp centre for design

Anyway, until my next post here's a couple of new works in progress for your enjoyment:

new series in progress...

sketch in acrylic

in progress...

in progress...

This one is actually a year old, but I realized I never posted it!

Thanks to Raymi and Merkley??? for inspiring me to add more photos to my posts. Except with less boobies.

Thanks also to Squid for reminding me that I actually have a blog of my own!


Dave said...

cool pics shmoops.. and pieces of artwork!

So... what made you quit?

poopee shmoopee said...

thanks dave. i quit because i wanted to have as much time off as possible before starting school full time. I was planning to take 1 month off (august) but kirk suggested taking the summer to do all the things that need going before i commit myself to school.

so now i'm re-painting and re-organizing our whole home so i can have a proper workspace that is as separate as possible from our living space. then i can make as much of a mess as i want without it getting in the way all the time. drying/storing canvases takes up a lot of space.

i'm also going to be doing an art show and sale in September in conjunction with my neighbourhood's fall festival.

Rich said...

The 3rd and 4th paintings are awesomeness, well, they all are and those two just struck me in the right place for my current mood!

Dave said...

Wow, excellent shmoops.... I love to hear people going back to school! *S*

Best of luck to you.. and it sounds like Kirk supports you fully. Nice pick! *chuckle*

poopee shmoopee said...

rich: the 3rd and 4th ones are actually ink on paper, but THANKS!

dave: yep. he's a keeper all right.