First off, a bit of business. I have a new auction going on for the Deadpool and Wolverine cover. Go put in your bid.
Everyone that checks out this blog knows that I'm not one to wax poetic about much. I do well to draw a few pieces between watching movies, cursing about what ever and working. But today I am probably going to sound a bit introspective and I apologize to those of you I make sick...haha.
Today's warm up is inspired by a change that is coming in a few months. The city mouse is leaving for the country and so am I. As I type this, I hear an airplane flying over so low I can hear the "put you seat backs up..." and all that, a fire engine is whaling for the 5th time today, and to put a cherry on the top of this urban sunday...a car alarm that will not get turned off for another 15 minutes is parked in front of my house. Casey and I have decided it's time for a change and we will be saying good-bye to Chicago. We love Chicago...but it's time to try something else.
We've talked about moving out of the city for a few years now but always toss the idea out at the last minute. This time, we're sticking to our guns, packing up and heading for the hills. The catch is... we're not quite sure where we want to go yet. The Nashville area is very high on the list, but we've not decided yet. So, we're getting a storage unit for out crap, and will be resting our heads with our family for a few months while we travel a little to see where we want to go. Of course I will also be working during this time, but having the freedom to take a little time to check out some places with proper time will help us choose.
I'm excited and nervous and anxious and reluctant and, and, and. I want a house, a yard, a studio out back, and a lot of other things that I will never have living in the city unless I'm willing to pay bizarre amounts of money. I feel that shaking things up a little will help add a new level the creative side as well. The change in my surroundings will do some good and hopefully give me a little more time to explore some of my personal projects. The less money I have to send out the door, the less projects I have to take on and the more time I'll have for myself and those projects that have been sitting on the shelf for so long.
The downside will be leaving my great group of friends here. Most looked at our choice to leave a great move, and some can't understand it at all. I'll miss the hell out of everyone here and will still be making trips to the city for drawing nights and the outings that we usually do. I'll only be about 2 hours outside the city for a least a few months.
Ok, I'm done with all this personal diary babble...