Wanna do one thing enjoyable with me?
Superior, as a result of I need assistance.
Hailey has gone off to varsity and it’s left me feeling solely unmoored. My therapist says that I have to fill the time that I had spent because the mother of a high-schooler with one thing optimistic for myself that's therapeutic and rewarding and that every one sounds very wholesome however I’m not good at doing wholesome with out another person saying, “Hey…are you continue to in mattress watching each iteration of the 90 Day Fiancé universe whereas making an attempt to complete Sweet Crush, or are you doing that factor that brings you pleasure?” And that is the place you are available in…as a result of perhaps you additionally have to rediscover your self, or fill time, or give attention to a optimistic venture and we are able to work on this shit collectively.
I get requested lots about when my subsequent coloring guide is popping out. (Do you know I wrote a coloring guide? And it by some means grew to become a NYT bestseller after which individuals began tattooing my doodles on them like some type of fever dream?) And I don’t actually have a solution for you as a result of someplace alongside the best way I ended drawing. Why? As a result of I by some means handle to persuade myself that if I’m doing one thing I adore it should be a waste of time. That’s fucked up. And it’s one thing I want to vary, so beginning as we speak I’m making a group place the place I’m going to create and share a brand new piece of artwork every week for a yr, together with random musings about what's inspiring me and protecting me going.
I’m doing it on substack which you both know very properly or by no means, so right here’s a small primer. Substack is an internet site the place tons of authors, artists, scientists, and many others. share what they’re doing. In the event you subscribe to the individual’s substack you get emails from them after they submit or you may simply go to their substack web page to learn and see what they’re engaged on. In the event you subscribe to my substack you’ll get a brand new drawing from me each week you could obtain and colour or submit in your wall or ship to a pal or use to burn down an effigy of your ex.
You’ll even be becoming a member of my one-year-of-art venture group, which suggests you may depart feedback and share hyperlinks to what you’re engaged on that week…whether or not it’s journaling, or cross-stitch, or poetry, or tufting rugs within the shapes of vulvas. NO JUDGEMENT.
If you would like in it’s $6 a month (or $60 a yr) to get every thing (a brand new drawing each week, bizarre musings, group love). I additionally know that typically even $6 a month may be an excessive amount of so one submit each month can be free to everybody, so be at liberty to subscribe without spending a dime. There’s additionally a “founding member” subscription which is only a common subscription however dearer (I don’t know…it’s a default whenever you begin a substack web page?) and if anybody desires that I’ll be giving out authentic small sketches in random giveaways to founders as a result of it feels bizarre to not and in addition as a result of after 52 weeks of drawings I think I can be operating out of room to retailer them.
Additionally, if you happen to’ve been excited about beginning a substack your self you may observe alongside and watch me fuck all of it up as a result of I actually have no idea what I’m doing and you'll be taught with me. For an instance of a substack finished proper, you may take a look at two that I subscribe to: Unhealthy Astronomy and Subversive Cross stich. (If you wish to take a look at their pages with out subscribing simply click on “no thanks”.)
Ultimately there could solely be 5 of us working collectively on this year-long venture however there’s one thing to be mentioned for figuring out that 5 individuals have your again and wish to create magnificence/kitsch/horror/ridiculousness collectively.
Prepared? ART TEAM ACTIVATE. Fairly please subscribe by clicking right here to get your weekly submit. Additionally, I promise by no means to spam you or use your electronic mail for something however this. Until it’s to ship you random otter photos. Everybody wants random otter photos.
PS. The primary submit is simply this submit and naturally, it’s free for everybody. I’m going to publish my first paid submit within the subsequent hour so are you able to inform me if it really works? If it really works you’ll get an electronic mail taking you to the submit. If it doesn’t work it is possible for you to to listen to me launching my laptop out of the window.