So I know I didn't move to Florida, but it's cold here! I wasn't expecting that bite of Winter so quickly in Tennessee. I at least get to wear scarves and boots.
So I might have a serving job soon! I have a final interview tomorrow, and it seems flexible and organized? Hopefully they're not just hiring me because of the holidays, because I will not be there for Christmas. aha. But I will clarify that with them and hopefully everything will be okay! If not, there will be other serving jobs.
My parents are visiting this weekend! And they're bringing the press! Yay! I'm also excited to see my parents! haha. I haven't seen them since August and I'll get to show them around Knoxville. I wish they were bringing Tucker, though. I miss that dog.
I've carved one of my mini pumpkins!
Kevin and I went to a cute pumpkin patch over the weekend. It was a lovely day, bought two mini pumpkins, and bought apple cider. An odd number of people weren't walking to the patch, they would wait for the tractor to come to pick them up. Kevin and I walked and it was less then 15 minutes to walk there and it wasn't difficult to walk? Either people are lazy or they want the "hayride" experience. We some goats and horses. Kevin bought a pumpkin to stuff, he saw this episode of one of Anthony Bourdain's many shows of him in a french town and this farm family had this huge pumpkin and stuffed it with crusty bread, nutmeg, gruyere cheese, bacon, and cream. So Kevin wanted to try it, and it was pretty good! The nutmeg was perfect. I think sage would've been a nice touch.
Update on my Moochie; So the first round of medication, the vet said "it worked too well" so I lowered the dosage and she's healthy! The vet said everything looked great! Thank goodness! So now I just have to set the date for the Iodine therapy! She has to be off the medication for at least 14 days. Once she gets the injection she stays at the clinic for 5-7 days, so they can watch her, and they'll call me everyday with an update. Leaving at the place will probably be pretty difficult, because 1. It's 7 days and 2. She's probably petrified. They say she's in a quiet area for those 5-7 days but I know Moochie likes dark little corners, so she won't have anywhere to go in a cage. Wish me luck and fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly!
I've only worked on one little linocut.
Inspired by last week when I was I just googling a bunch of different stuff about the art world and I was just so overwhelmed, there is so much information, there is so much I don't know. And not to get too preachy or pathetic but it gets really hard to stay motivated when you feel like you're at a stand still with your work. I'm not sure about these next steps, I feel like I just have to throw myself out there, not gracefully and learn from those mistakes. I see other artists being successful and I just want to yell, "HOW DO YOU DO THAT?" Like how do you get people to see your stuff more? How do you find art blogs to promote your work?
Okay I'm getting crazy, but anyway that's my little linocut proof, I'm probably going to add a little more flowers, to make it a fuller wreath. I want to make more patterns, I saw this video on facebook on how to make a pattern, and it looked really fun and easy. So hopefully you'll see some patterns within the next few weeks.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
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