I don’t know the exact date that I drew this on but it was sometime during mid to late 2009 while sitting on the couch in the living room and likely it was late at night as it is right now when all is quiet with the moon shining and snow melting and everyone is asleep and there is no phone ringing and no cars whizzing by and all I hear is but Missy Two Shoes the cat snoring in her basket.
I love the night more than any other time. I naturally gravitate towards it regardless of what timezone I live in. My brain seems to turn on at 3AM when I’m able to process copious amounts of information and the ideas just seem to flow onto paper more freely.
I find myself drawing daily lately and it’s both a blessing and curse at the same time. The more I draw, the less money I make as I’m not online as much. And this has got me thinking about what to do about that.
I find money to be a conundrum at best. I’m almost finished my 2009 bookkeeping and it’s refreshing to see growth but it’s disheartening to know how much harder it is to stay on top of things, namely the technology as it is ever changing. When you are an online content creator such as a blogger (hey, that’s me and perhaps you) you have a double edged sword against you when compared to the person who simply uses the technology to say be entertained, shop or to keep in touch with friends and family. I need to stay on top of new technology or I will fall behind. And truth be told I read more geeky tech stuff and do more searches and watch live broadcasts and blogs pertaining to SEO, social media, google wave and now buzz and ipad stuff than the average person. I find it enlightening and entertaining at times, even when I don’t understand how to code or program or why the big guys can’t agree on cross platform compatibility. Seriously!
I simply don’t read girly magazines, decor blogs or anything clothing and style related. I find they skew my perception of reality to much and more importantly mess up my brain into thinking my artwork needs to be a certain way… the Etsy way? I do read novels and more and more they are science fiction in nature or an adventure with a female heroine being the main character.
So what do I read while drinking Pepsi? I read BoingBoing for the perverse and newsworthy, ReadWriteWeb for the opinion, solutions and ideas, theUrbanSherpa for short stories and Penelope Trunk, whom I just discovered today! Wow! I pop into Wired on occassion and read the Thesis blog and Forums. I subscribe to both GapingVoid‘s and Communicatrix‘s email newsletters as I find them both intelligent and fascinating people.
Growing up I was more of a Tomboy who enjoyed camping and fishing just as much as I my brother did.
Much of my most recent works which are not posted online (yet) are explorations into how I see the online world… it’s ever changing and blossoming landscapes, it’s groupings and re-groupings, it’s deaths and mass migrations, assimilations, the births, the friendships, the metaphysical and above all the humanity engrained within cause me to ponder why and how it’s all happening in real-time. It’s beautiful don’t you think?
I began this post at 3AM in the morning and finished it this evening at 10PM.