Mental As…

Not everyone is mental enough to finish illustrating and publish a picture book, run a 30 day Kickstarter campaign, begin a four year full time university course, tutor university level fine arts students every second week, coordinate a writers group, apply for an artist in residence position, maintain a property in the wet tropics, and raise a family, all while navigating a divorce.

I am.

Did you notice I didn’t say I was trying to do these things? I am, (surprisingly) actually achieving. Everything is OK.

Could you draw a breath somewhere in that very long, very exhausting, first sentence? NO? Good, I can’t, so neither should you. *Side note* About an hour ago I was sniffing new plastic while blowing up a pool toy, simultaneously spinning on my new office chair. The head spin I received reminded me of my daily routine.


My last post was about how life is like a ladder covered in treacle.

The things above, the things I am focused on at the moment, show my treacle covered ladder perfectly. Some are positive, while others, not so much. Occasionally some tasks have to give a little, like the vacuum gets a somewhat lonely at times, and yes, ‘burnt’ is a new way of cooking.

I must confess to spending WAY too much time visiting my Kickstarter project page to check on the progress. My desire to see the goal achieved within the allocated time frame outweighs my desire to do the laundry, or clean the bathroom, although I have discovered I can do all three things at the same time.

It would help me greatly if I didn’t feel it necessary to continuously visit my Kickstarter campaign. I would get so much more accomplished. For me to feel confident I can visit the site less, the project MUST reach the goal amount VERY soon.

In order for that to happen I need YOU to share word of my project and dig deep by choosing a reward for yourself. There are some great rewards, including having a portrait painted of your beloved pet.

Here is the link of the project for you to share.

Let me tell you a little about the project.

It is a picture book. About a little goat named Anzac, he was given this name because he came to live with a family one ANZAC Day. He wanted to be loved by the family and live in the house. He tried everything to win them over. Nothing worked. One day an unexpected visitor arrives and his life changes. The text of the story is about the goat but the illustrations give clues to how Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC Day. (More information on ANZAC Day)

I’m not very good at asking for help, I don’t like to do it… I am getting better at though.

Help … Please.