hello there! wow, this month started out slow but picked up really quickly. i'm thankful for that. everyday i'm learning new lessons about being a freelance artist and designer. there is so much to balance - current work vs. future work, creativity vs. business, marketing vs. creating, and more. it's been really rewarding.
i picked up my paintbrushes and started a personal painting practice for the first time in i don't know how long. the painting i'm working on is not quite done - so i'm not sharing it yet - but let's just say i was inspired by all the tomatoes we harvested from our garden. :)
last week was a crazy non-stop ride. i worked full days from last saturday to this friday. saturday and sunday i worked for wanderlust - their 108 event came to dc! i prototyped a decorative covering for these water tanks they use as weights for the yogaslackers. not sure if we're gonna go through with it but it was still a fun project!
then on monday i started working with swatchroom. they're a design and fabrication firm located in the shaw neighborhood of dc. i'm going to be doing some finishing work for them on a freelance basis! finishing, at least this week, means anything inbetween spray painting a traffic stoplight and helping distress a bright red hardwood floor with rocks. i may have the opportunity to work on some murals, which really excites me!
and yesterday i made my way over to union market to check out crafty bastards! i meant to go last year, but i ended up working on the sabra hummus project. (which was totally awesome!) this year, my calendar was open. i saw so many local and national makers, artists and curators. i picked up a few things of my own.
the test print is from the wild wander co., the "aimless wandering" print is from snarky scouts, and the earrings are from bird of virtue. how funny is that merit badge? she uses actual vintage girl scout and boy scout patches and turns them into new "awards."
well, these next few weeks are going to be pretty intense. i'm working on proposals for a couple projects, as well as continuing to work for swatchroom. whew! what does your october look like? let me know in the comments!