Wanna do one thing enjoyable with me?
Superior, as a result of I need assistance.
Hailey has gone off to school and it’s left me feeling fully unmoored. My therapist says that I have to fill the time that I had spent because the mother of a high-schooler with one thing constructive for myself that’s therapeutic and rewarding and that every one sounds very wholesome however I’m not good at doing wholesome with out another person saying, “Hey…are you continue to in mattress watching each iteration of the 90 Day Fiancé universe whereas attempting to complete Sweet Crush, or are you doing that factor that brings you pleasure?” And that is the place you are available…as a result of perhaps you additionally have to rediscover your self, or fill time, or deal with a constructive venture and we will work on this shit collectively.
I get requested lots about when my subsequent coloring e-book is popping out. (Do you know I wrote a coloring e-book? And it by some means turned a NYT bestseller after which individuals began tattooing my doodles on them like some sort of fever dream?) And I don’t actually have a solution for you as a result of someplace alongside the best way I finished drawing. Why? As a result of I by some means handle to persuade myself that if I’m doing one thing I find it irresistible should be a waste of time. That’s fucked up. And it’s one thing I want to alter, so beginning at present I’m making a neighborhood place the place I’m going to create and share a brand new piece of artwork every week for a 12 months, together with random musings about what’s inspiring me and protecting me going.
I’m doing it on substack which you both know very properly or under no circumstances, so right here’s a small primer. Substack is a web site the place tons of authors, artists, scientists, and many others. share what they’re doing. Should you subscribe to the individual’s substack you get emails from them once they put up or you may simply go to their substack web page to learn and see what they’re engaged on. Should you subscribe to my substack you’ll get a brand new drawing from me each week that you may obtain and shade or put up in your wall or ship to a pal or use to burn down an effigy of your ex.
You’ll even be becoming a member of my one-year-of-art venture crew, which implies you may go away feedback and share hyperlinks to what you’re engaged on that week…whether or not it’s journaling, or cross-stitch, or poetry, or tufting rugs within the shapes of vulvas. NO JUDGEMENT.
If you need in it’s $6 a month (or $60 a 12 months) to get the whole lot (a brand new drawing each week, bizarre musings, neighborhood love). I additionally know that generally even $6 a month might be an excessive amount of so one put up each month can be free to everybody, so be at liberty to subscribe totally free. There’s additionally a “founding member” subscription which is only a common subscription however costlier (I don’t know…it’s a default if you begin a substack web page?) and if anybody desires that I’ll be giving out unique small sketches in random giveaways to founders as a result of it feels bizarre to not and likewise as a result of after 52 weeks of drawings I think I can be operating out of room to retailer them.
Additionally, when you’ve been fascinated by beginning a substack your self you may observe alongside and watch me fuck all of it up as a result of I actually have no idea what I’m doing and you may study with me. For an instance of a substack completed proper, you may take a look at two that I subscribe to: Unhealthy Astronomy and Subversive Cross stich. (If you wish to take a look at their pages with out subscribing simply click on “no thanks”.)
In the long run there might solely be 5 of us working collectively on this year-long venture however there’s one thing to be stated for realizing that 5 individuals have your again and need to create magnificence/kitsch/horror/ridiculousness collectively.
Prepared? ART TEAM ACTIVATE. Fairly please subscribe by clicking right here to get your weekly put up. Additionally, I promise by no means to spam you or use your e mail for something however this. Except it’s to ship you random otter photos. Everybody wants random otter photos.
PS. The primary put up is simply this put up and naturally, it’s free for everybody. I’m going to publish my first paid put up within the subsequent hour so are you able to inform me if it really works? If it really works you’ll get an e mail taking you to the put up. If it doesn’t work it is possible for you to to listen to me launching my pc out of the window.