Friday, March 27, 2009

My happiness-inducing three-step plan of attack:


I have given myself a few days to be miserable about not getting a spot at Artist's Row and I'm now actively trying to cheer myself up and move on. It takes effort but I'm feeling better.

These three things have helped the gray cloud pass:

1. Tasty treats: I bought a jar of candied ginger pieces and I don't feel the need to force myself to stop eating them.

2. Think about some other goal: It's a bit too depressing for me to think about the next phase in my business since it's such a pale shadow of what I hoped would be happening. So, I'm focusing on self-betterment instead of the usual business-betterment for now. Today was the first day of my new exercise regimen with my friend. I am giving myself a haircut tomorrow too.

3. Bunny power: I took a little time to lay on my couch with Hodge and Yoshimi at my side and draw the most deliriously happy thing I could think of. The result was the above Aladdin-like sketch featuring H&Y enjoying a magic carpet ride.

6 comments:

pen and paper said...

A writer who gave us a lecture at my high school said something similar, about the importance of giving yourself a period of time to mope and be gloomy. But your three-prong-feel-better-plan sounds like a good one! I mentioned this on your Twitter feed but I'll say it again: it's their loss, and I'm excited to see whatever you do next. :)

Murph said...

I think your plan is a very good one. Healthy. Good self-care.

Jessica said...

Great plan! And Yoshimi looks deliriously happy in your drawing. I adore Hodge's cute loppy ears. I saw a bunny at the pet store last week that looked like a mini Hodge. Grey, lop-eared and tiny tiny. I nearly died of wanting.

Fog and Thistle said...

Sorry about the disappointment. It's healthy to let oneself wallow about for a couple of days before pulling up your socks. The drawing is very sweet.

Jen said...

I saw this post on someones blog and thought maybe it would help cheer you up. It made me think of your blog and all your cute bunnies...

http://alexnoriegasketchblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/today-was-one-of-those-days.html#comments

something better will come along for you!

Marjorie said...

I just wanted to say that your bunnies always make me so happy and put a smile on my face! :) I love your work!!