There is the saying "don't be busy, be productive" but what do you call having a lot of new work to do? I took on two new art jobs (neither doing a children's book) both will help me learn my craft, give me work experience and help me give back. I'm currently half-way through finishing 'Penelope' and all of these projects are due before the end of the year.
Here is a pretty picture to break up the text for you!
I had just been thinking of taking a day job to help meet my financial needs. Most working artists have started this way and I was realizing that it doesn't have to mean giving up on my dream of being a full-time artist. This new work came and I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. Of course I may have to get something out side of the home one day, but it isn't right now and that feels good!
Now excited/nervous I'm ready to start and work hard. :)