I'm putting together my box for the Arisia art show, and their database asks for the date of creation for the pieces. With the jewelry, that's easy -- all 2017 (even if I had much left from earlier, I won't send a jewelry piece to the same show twice.) But I'm sending almost all the cards, because of how Arisia handles prints, so I had to look up the dates (by file time stamp, mostly) when the originals were completed. "How cities are born" was completed in 2009. I didn't show it at all until 2011, and that only once. 3 years ago, I printed it on metal for a lark, and now it's reliably my best seller. That's not the only work that lurked unseen for years, just the most egregious example of work I *should* have been putting out there. Remembering those years of just blankness in my art-making is making me melancholy.
On a happier note, I was granted TWO panels at Arisia this year, so I am sending ALL THE THINGS. As in, I currently have 29 things entered into the database, and am pretty sure I can fit 15, maybe even 20, more. I've got a tray full curing upstairs that I will pick from tomorrow morning, and I might go back into my show stock and grab more bookmarks. I sadly only got one really dramatic necklace done, but for a while I thought I wouldn't even have that, so I am trying to be content with that.
Oh hell, how did it get to be 1 am? I still have cards to bag and jewelry to card.