Inspiration comes in so many different ways. Just when you think your out of ideas then something will come along to pick you back up and keep you focused again. I've been extremely fortunate to be as busy as I am with tattooing still. November is what usually starts the "slow season" in this industry. This year shows no signs of things slowing down for us at the shop. Everyday it seems that I still struggle with time management, some days are better than others. Keeping what I hear is called the "emotional bank account full" and the "personal bank account full" is very prevalent in my day to day. These metaphors help keep me focused on the time I have to use every day. I play less and less video games in exchange to keep on track with art so that I can do my best to not be in that art mode while trying to spend the little time I do have with the girlfriend and my son. With the understanding when I really need that extra time I can make a withdraw from the emotional account and it won't effect my family as much. Just the simple fact that I'm faced with these hiccups in my career makes me happy and very fortunate to do what it is I'm attempting to do. To go back to the whole inspiration thing, I find it hard that when I do get inspired about a potential painting that I always seem to have to put it on the back burner until I have time to actually start moving forward with it because of priorities. I find that its hard to tap back into that inspiration once you do have that free time to start it... I'm pretty sure this will not change.
I'm moving again soon too into a much bigger place which will allow me to actually have an office/studio again. And be able to ride my bike to work, sweet. Thanks for coming back to see whats been going on. Above are a few goings on lately. More soon.