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Monday Mood: I Haven't Made Anything in Weeks...

Updated: Apr 20, 2020

Ugh… The holidays are such a busy time of year. Running around, shopping, seeing people, it’s the most positive form of busy but I hadn’t realized how deeply I’d been sucked into it all recently. We’re a small crew here at Plebeian, so we all have to wear a lot of hats in terms of the work we have to do. So lately with all of the new content that we’re pushing out I’m constantly sending emails, writing up interviews, getting in touch with people and organizing. With all of the amazing art that’s being released in either the gallery scenes or the craft market scenes, I’ve been all over trying to catch events, meet the artists, and put some faces to the Plebeian name. Again, it’s the best kind of busy but when you’re constantly running around, doing this or that, you can easily get lost in the fog of your work. Typically, I’d say I’m good at remembering how important my art is to me and I always prioritize time for it but lately I haven’t and I almost didn’t notice…

I was moving some things around in my home office and as I pulled out my collection of recent illustrations I realized that it had been weeks since I’d done anything which is really abnormal for me. Like I said, I’m usually really good at prioritizing time to work on my art to some degree. But I think this has been different because in the past when I’ve been in a creative lul it’s been because things in my life were busy, I wasn’t thrilled with my situation, and I dreaded having to do anymore than what I needed. However, when I’m busy with Plebeian stuff, I’m extremely happy, I love doing the work, I love bringing you all content, I love talking to artists from all over the world. We’re busy because we’re trying to bring the best possible tools/products that we possibly can to all of you and I have no time sinking all of myself into that so that Plebeian can be successful.

Yet, with that being said I am going to make more time to get back into my creative process. Art is what brought me here after all, and I’m sure it’s what brought a lot of you here. So what kind of “art writer” or interviewer would I be if I’m not digging into my own processes to push what I bring out to all of you. Time management is always the hardest when you have a full plate and I have a tendency to get hyper-focused on things and forget that everything around me exists. So, I’m going to use my recent realization and the coming slow down of the holidays to push my art and get back into the grind of making. It’s strange because I’ve never had a lul when I enjoyed the recent work I’ve been doing like I have lately, but hopefully that means I’ll be able to dive right back into where I was and make some solid stuff.

I guess the point of this blog was to vent for my own personal reasons, but to also remind you all that sometimes we can get lost in the hustle and bustle of life. But even when we get lost in what we’re doing, whether it’s good or bad, don’t forget about your art. I think we have to do our best to never stray too far from our creative processes. Even if it’s just keeping your work close by, do something to remind yourself that you’re an artist and artists gotta art!

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