"What you can always do is open the door and set the table for art to come in. You can't always guarantee it will come in but you can invite it and show up." Neil Gaiman
People love to romanticize an artists life. But I have found that so much of art is about showing up and putting in the effort, when you do feel like it and when you don't. I'm four years out of school and still trying to get better about the latter.
When I was at UC Berkeley I took a screenprinting class. We had a print sale at the end of the semester and I remember a print my teacher had made that said "This Is Not A Hobby" in bright red ink printed on thick brown paper. I wish I had got one. That statement summarizes it all. This art practice is not a hobby. It is a life. A way of life. And in order to keep going, you have to keep showing up. You have to set the table. This is my attempt at documenting that process.