This early ending, has made me look at the original GP as well as last year’s February Marathon and realize a few things. My life was so incredibly different back then. Theresa was not working and was able to take care of Darwin most nights as I painted away and posted blog posts until the wee hours of the morning. Now if she has much energy after work she eats and hangs out a bit before getting Darwin ready for bed and collapsing. Darwin is now 4….back then he was a little easier to handle. Nowadays, he needs constant attention.
Back then….I was a part time employee at Trader Joe’s and a painter that was painting part time. Now I am a full time artist trying to make ends meet by making art for shows and people. I guess you could say I am way more busy than I used to be.
I am not saying all of this to complain. Just getting some perspective out of my head. I am glad things have changed. I think it would be a sad state of affairs had I made NO progress. There is probably NO WAY that I could ever be able to line up everything and do the original Gift Prolific again…and I am not sure that I would want to. It was an amazing thing. It really happened. And many of you are part of it.
And I am glad that I can step back and make this decision….It gives me more of a connection to doing art in a way that is less work…and more passion. So I am considering this release of the February Marathon a gift to myself, my family, and my fans. Thanks for supporting me through all of the learning process….and let’s see what happens next.
Take care. Go do what you want to do….even if it doesn’t work out.