A male version of the Spinning Cycle painting from a few days ago. It is really important for me to continue working on my art daily. Now that I have decided to not waste my time on applications for shows and grants that will never be fruitful, I have extra time to devote to actually creating. It is interesting how much time I spent on writing applications for exhibits. Even though I got about 50 rejections last year (yes, that is how many I sent out!, and yes it is a lot of work!) I do not see it as a complete waste of time. I spend a lot of time thinking about the show - from the seed ideas to creating art to getting my pieces to be display ready. Writing proposals actually helps me formulate what I am trying to do with my current or a future art series.