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Art and Sleep

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Off the Saphris, back on the Seroquel, and all I want to do is sleep. Seroquel didn't do this to me when I took it several years ago, so I just keep guessing that it somehow magnifies the kidney-related fatigue. So many of these health things have been combining in less-than-useful ways … I can't keep track or even identify all the relationships.

Ah well.. I'm only on the Seroquel until things are stable enough for us to start experimenting again, and I already feel pretty darn stable, given that prone is a pretty stable position.

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I did do some excellent art at CWC today, though. Excellent in the sense that it felt incredible to do. Some photos of my grandpa were scratched up and mauled and generally mistreated for artistic effect, and it was excellent. I also worked on some other pages of my ANGER book, but it was the grandpa pages that felt the most cathartic.

In my moments of alertness, I've been continuing to think about this potential Etsy shop that Shannon is talking about opening to sell my stuff. Here are the types of stuff I've thus far thought of selling, since they're all things I've already been doing or thinking of doing:
  • bookmarks (I already have 9 of these that could be sold at the drop of a hat)
  • collaged greeting cards and postcards (either original art or prints)
  • blank journals or photo albums/scrapbooks with collaged covers
  • decoupaged boxes
  • decoupaged mirror or picture frames
  • framable collage work (e.g., prints of certain pages of my collage books -- several ready to go already -- or original collages yet to be made)
  • calendars with monthly pages with prints of collaged art


I've also been thinking about what themes I might use in future projects, stuff that interests me but might also appeal to other folks:
  • women's body image issues
  • reading, writing, art
  • Jane Austen
  • 1980's nostalgia
  • 1970's nostalgia
  • typography


I hope this Etsy shop idea ends up working out, because I'm excited about it. It would be great to feel like I have a calling again, and this feels a bit like that.

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