Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Day to Day of an Unemployed Artist

Since graduating from the Art Institute, I have little substantial work on my hands save Nyamo, Gremlin World and the assignments from my current internship. Sounds boring, but surprisingly every day has been quite busy. I wake up at 9 and go to bed at 1, I do the dishes at home, play with my dog, Heidi, eat lunch with my friends, and find a few minutes to check up on what's going on with my hobbies. Somewhere in-between these things all my time is ticked away, a few minutes here, an hour there... it is  tragic but enlightening.
And time is not the only thing being eaten away, my finances are also approaching their last legs. I need to find a job soon and say good-bye to the security and freedom of student life. I have the talent, and I have the time to do something great- if only I don't give in to the slowly growing sense of dread that comes with being bankrupt.

1 comment:

Janet said...

I have had a 30 year career as a designer in New York City. The past year has been quite bumpy and I've had nothing on the boards for four months which is the longest that I have ever gone without work in my life. I feel that I am starting to unravel at the seams. I have to structure my life with self inspired project to keep my computer skills active. At this point finances are not the problem, since I had some good years and socked away money. But it's disheartening to see your
hard earned funds slipping away each month.