Note: This is a cumulative post for 115 and 116. Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, I woke up incredibly low on energy, yet again. But I prepared for an appointment that I wasn’t excited about.
It was a piece of body art that was toeing the line of negative symbolism, which I’m not comfortable with nowadays. I can’t say that it would have been a hate tattoo, but the symbol in question has been adopted by hate groups over the past couple of years, and it made me uncomfortable to do the tattoo.
Fortunately, my client ended up not showing, and I disposed of the art that I prepared. It was an odd sense of relief.
On Sunday, I attempted to film a warm-up page, but I wasn’t very happy with the results.
But Sunday is my “day off” so I took the rest of the day to spend with my family.
And that’s all, folks. It was a strange “weekend” for art, but it all worked out for the best.
What went well?
- I didn’t end up having to do a tattoo I wasn’t comfortable with.
- I kept the chain going and worked on playing
What needs work?
- Not accepting appointments for tattoos I’m uncomfortable doing.
What did I learn?
In order to be authentic, I have to learn how to say “no.” Also, having an unexpected day to work on administrative stuff helped me catch up and cap off the week successfully. So it all worked out in the end.