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Strange:

I feel as though there should be more for me to write a blog post about. But the thing is, my thoughts and energies are in a lot of different places right now. There are several different projects that I’m working on at the moment. None of them seem to be in any sort of exciting spot that requires a blog post devoted entirely to them.

It would be a lie if I didn’t admit that events in other countries (the US in particular) have been gnawing at my thoughts. Stirring-up all kinds of emotions. Emotions that aren’t exactly productive in any way. These events are laying on my ‘fight or flight’ responses. Living with this button crammed into the on-position is just exhausting.

Exhausting to the point that there’s no need to elaborate. If you know. Then you know. If you don’t. Then contact me and I’ll let you know.

What I’m doing:

Writing, designing and creating the Go Marielle posts and stories continue to take-up a significant amount of time. I’m going to be changing around the amount of longer multi-panel stories that I post through November and December. I plan to post only one story a week instead of two. This post will be on Wednesday.

There are a few reasons why I’m doing this. Go Marielle takes a lot of time to create. Some of that time is needed for the creation of artwork for an upcoming art show.  Another reason is that I don’t want to burn-out on creating Go Marielle. I’ve got some fun things planned for future stories. And I don’t want to be grumpy and unhappy about making them because I feel tired of creating the stories.

Creating new art:

I’ve been in papier maché land for the past week or so. Five pieces have been started, with another six to seven that I want to create. Each piece has so many moving parts! So many little details!

This morning, while I was working, I was suddenly struck with some themes that have kind of snuck-in under my creative radar. These themes I had not in any way consciously been aware of while I’d been working on sketches and designs up until that point. It made me wonder if I had not been devoting enough thought to the artwork that I’m actively creating.

Hopefully, some of the time I’m freeing-up regarding Go Marielle will help me to focus a bit more on the themes of my new body of work.

20% off Sale:

The 20% off all items in my shop sale is still going on here on my website. There are lots of new items in the shop that I’ve never offered for sale before. So make sure you take a look at everything! As always, if you have any questions, please use the contact form to send me a message!

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you again next Friday.