about not keeping up with my blog and I made a new tote bag

I really hate to start this post with: “I’ve been so busy…” or “With work and school and haven’t had time to…” I don’t want to be in that culture of too busy and cramming it all in. Sometimes things have to fall by the wayside and, well, lately, it’s been this blog. I found this book that looks pretty good; I placed a request for it from my library.

“How to do Nothing  is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism” -- sounds good, right?

“How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism” -- sounds good, right?

I write so much now. Currently, I’m working on my third packet for Goddard -- I’m a G4 -- and that writing takes up most of my brain and time. But I still want a way to document my work and process beyond grad school, so I’m gonna try to fit this in at night and be lazy and a bit sloppy about it.

Do you know who Amanda Palmer is? Have you ever read her blog?

Because she writes really good blog posts and she’s not all precious about it. It works. Sometimes she doesn’t even use caps. It takes the pressure off. I think for me, slogging through the world of grad school writing, it seems like a cool drink of water to be able to write my process, and put my thoughts somewhere, and not feel that academic writing pressure. So, I just might do that.

I’ve been working on my crankie scroll for the “Elixir” story and I have a ton more to paint. Juan has started to put together the sound for the performance -- which I have no idea where it will be -- but I’ve gotta start pulling together the practicum report and just finishing this long-ass project!

In other shop news, I’ve decided to offer a few different tote bags with some older designs. I haven’t had much time to work on new stuff for my shop, so at least it’s a new version of some old art. Plus, I thought that they would be really good gifts for the holidays, so yeah. 

The first design, “Love your Mother” is posted in my Etsy shop… more to follow. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CherimoyaTreeDesign