Life is so busy at the moment. Juggling fatherhood with an art career that needs my attention with what would be the time demands of four full time jobs is super tough at times. It’s become harder and harder to have the energy to even open social media apps let alone post anything. Obviously in this day and age thats a bad move on my part. Social media is so important to artists these days and its something that causes me a lot of anxiety at times when it feels like I haven’t interacted with it in so long. Maybe I over think things, but with the algorithm issues everyone is facing now its important that I get a structure with my posts on my various platforms and try and stick with it. I have some amazing followers who keep me so inspired to keep creating. I hate it when I vanish and days become weeks of little to no activity from me.
One thing I am going to try my hardest with is “Sketchbook Wednesdays!” This is where I will pop out to a coffee shop with only a few pencils and a bit of white paint and flesh out my rough scribbles with a concept sketch. I have so many ideas for paintings swirling in my head and its really frustrating not having enough time or energy to feel like I’m clawing my way towards being able to work on them. I cant go with less sleep! Literally running on 3 - 4 hours max sleep a night atm.. Not good.
But! This is a way I can scratch that itch and keep some fresh stuff coming on my socials, while I am busy working on the time consuming paintings!
First post is “Solstice” this is a painting I cant get out of my head, I have some lovely colour schemes in mind and I cant wait to paint her in all her radiant glory.
I’ll explain more about the direction of this and the other ideas I’ll be revealing soon!
Hope you like!