To be honest, I do miss work, and I really hope I can get back to it soon. There are some things, though, I will miss a lot when I got back to work.
Namely, I will miss being able to paint for an hour or so during the day whenever I feel like it. Of course, I will have my evenings and weekends (when I'm not training or teaching martial arts) to do that. And I really, really like having the security of a regular job. I am looking forward to going back, and I hope that there won't be a second wave that shuts everything down again.
Wear your damned masks and wash your damned hands, folks. You're making it harder for everyone else.
Until I'm back at work, though, I will continue to paint during the day. Today, I have schedule two hours to work on my current painting. I'm feeling pretty good about how it's going currently. On the painting agenda today, I'm going to make the mountain ranges I blocked in last time look severe and snowy, and then make the base of the mountain misty and mysterious. If I manage to do that in good time, I can also block in the foreground elements. I was aiming to finish this painting at the end of the month, and I'm so far on track.
The painting is reserved for friends, if they want the thing. If they don't maybe I'll sell it or something. I mean, I haven't anywhere to put it, so selling it seems to be the thing to do.
One day, when I'm wealthy from my book sales (LOLLLLLLL!), I will have a house that has an art studio.
And a workshop for my woodworking and leather carving.
And an armoury for my collection of weapons.
And stables, for my horses.
A castle. I will have a castle.
Anyway, I'm feeling really happy to be painting currently, and I will miss it.
But lordy, I want the stability of a job. It's making me antsy, this uncertainty. I'm really looking forward to the day I can return. I hope it's relatively soon. It's sort of a weird place to be - desirous of freedom but craving a job all the same. What I really need is to devise a way to maintain both a steady income and my freedom to pursue my interests.
Right, I have a lot to do, so I'll leave it here. I hope you're all well.