Sometimes I do more thinking than writing

By Jes • Uncategorized • 7 Jul 2011

I swear I have started at least 10 different blog posts in my head. None of them have made it into this blog space though. There hasn’t been a real reason lately, just a bunch of piddly bits that have kept me from posting, including not enough time, or deciding to avoid my computer for a weekend.

So what has been happening? I am mostly finished with the book project I started for class. There are really just a couple of minor parts I would like to add, and once that is done, I will post pics here. I’m still thinking of making an edition of this, and possibly making more similar to this for upcoming shows. It is exciting! I enjoy making them, I love how they turn out in the end, and it would definitely add to the already long list of ways I enjoy my Co-op membership at MCBA. In other exciting news, every year MCBA sells 100 calendars as a fund raiser at the Book Festival in November. Artists donate supplies and time to print the calendar, one month per artist. I get the opportunity this year to design and create the month of July for these calendars! I am so excited! Now to work on ideas for how it will look….

Last weekend was my birthday. It was amazing! (Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jesleephotos/sets/72157627011445243/) I had a chance to see family and many friends, and hear from many awesome people over the weekend. Each day made me happy! Among many fun outings (and an awesome Birthday cake made by Rosie!) I, for one weekend, allowed myself to slow down, and relax. This isn’t something I often do. For one, being an artist and needing to work a job besides what you do as an artist is not at all easy. You are constantly working on something, be it actual work, or creating. But, no matter how hard it is, you do it because you believe in the work you are creating. The second reason is that with having an immune deficiency, at least as far as it works for me, when I start to slow down, I realize how tired I have been, and, well, sometimes it is just easier if I ignore that feeling and just not slow down. But, I allowed it this past weekend, and honestly, it felt amazing. I’m in between projects to a point right now, so it is a bit easier to do right now, but I do think I will try and continue on at a bit slower of a pace from now on. Now, on to this weekend! We are leaving Thursday morning to head to Nebraska to visit a friend we haven’t seen for quite awhile. I’m hoping to blog and tweet a lot from the road and take lots of photos to share with all of you soon!

Until then,
~Peace~

Jes

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  • Beth

    I know the feeling of starting blog posts in your head that never make it to the computer! I do that all the time. So glad your birthday weekend was so awesome and that we were able to be part of a bunch of it! I hope you guys have a great trip and we’ll chat tons when you get back! <3