Four surgeries in thirteen months. Five months of doing little, very little. Four months at half-speed. It’s been a long, long year. Needless to say, art production stalled. However, in my months of downtime, I realized my dreams didn’t have to stall. I simply had to find a way to use my time differently. I needed to reposition myself. Not a fun task.
Marketing. I hadn’t focused on marketing in years but now it was time. it was time to begin the social media ordeal. Not a fun task but a task I could do while lying in bed. Blogging began. Pushing my prints began, and selling my originals online got off the ground.
Sometimes taking a break either by choice or by force to re-examine our path is the best way to proceed. Find the good in your circumstance and grow through it. There is blessing in the valley.