I finally finished designing and building this website! Woohoo! I’ve got ecommerce set up, blog posts set up, mailing list, everything configured for web and mobile, etc. I’ve even got my paintings listed, and one print! I *think* I’ve got everything in order to have a decent “digital small business kit” up and running, but we’ll see.
After reaching this milestone, I took a week off this business to laze around the house and play Zelda: Twilight Princess. I formed quite a few strong opinions about the design of that game, which I’m sure I’ll talk about in another blog post.
The total solar eclipse came to pass, casting its eerie crescent shadows along a long ribbon on the western United States. That celestial event must’ve shaken things up quite a bit, because my partner of 2+ years dumped me out of the blue.
I took another few days off to potato around the house and take long, sad girl walks through the tunnels of autumn leaves. It’s very on-brand to have a breakup in autumn. I’d be lying if I said a part of me didn’t enjoy it. Grief is beautiful, especially when you realize you’re not the leaves on the ground, you’re the tree. The tree, which operates on the wisdom of Mother Nature and sheds all attachments that have started to change color.
Anyway, I’m excited to convert this sadness and grief into art. Personally, I always get excited when my favorite musicians/artists/writers have a breakup, because that means an absolute fire project is coming through the pipeline. I can’t promise you anything like that, but I know that suddenly it feels like I have a lot more hours in the day to create, and a lot more creative fuel in my tank. Sit tight!