I know not everyone likes the holidays. It's perfectly ok if you don't.
Usually,they make me nervous at the very least because sometimes I get along with my relatives and sometimes I don't. I never know how it will go. This Thanksgiving I spent the weekend with my two uncles and their cousin and his wife from NY. We toured Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, ate delicious food at restaurants so I didn't have to cook, and generally had a good time.
My oldest uncle got to see first hand that his younger brother is doing worse. (untreated schizophrenia & alcoholism) Which I had told him, but he didn't believe me. Anyway- when he gets home he's going to contact the woman who is supposed to be the case worker and ask to maybe have more checkups on him. There's really only so much that can be done, but at least I'm not the only one aware of it anymore.
My second cousin and his wife are sort of my patrons and they bought another painting from me this weekend(this will be their 3rd one).
They also are possibly interested in commissioning a piece to go with it, but we agreed we'd talk more about it later.
I also submitted 6 pieces to Mist Gallery online for consideration for their January(?) exhibit. The entree fee was only $5, so I figured what the heck. I'll hear back in a week if I'm in or out.
So I think that while I still prefer time away
from my relatives, this weekend had mostly positive results. I also have more incentive now to keep working on getting my art organized, priced, shown, and hopefully sold.
How do the holidays motivate you to do art (or not)?