Illustration 131. Okie this is a quick scribble (apologies, not my best)....I am now relaxing with a big cup of coffee before screen printing class. Yup, am learning screen printing on top of everything else. Hurray! I was a bit drained today, had a lot of work that I needed to do and submit to various people. Gah! Most got good reviews so am pretty pleased with today's endeavours.
Now, being a freelancer, I do try and say yes and do as many jobs as I possibly can. After all, I want to maintain that I am someone that clients can rely on, continue building a client base and truth be told, I do like working. Not just for the money either...though it is awesome being able to pay rent and bills without freaking out about it, (more often than not anyway), I do enjoy animating and designing and I am trying my darndest to continue making a living out of it.
The thing is, I find, that it really is a feast or famine type of scenario. Rarely is it anything in-between and though I find that it is certainly better to have too much than too little...I tend sacrifice sleep to get things done and too much of that will drive anyone insane. In this scenario, the second thing about being a freelancer is that having good and reliable contacts of various skills is a God-send. Seriously. Good people to call on to help with the workload is definitely a must in any busy freelancers arsenal. I tend to move around circles full of animators, designers, comic people, writers and sound folk and have made a lot of friends and contacts. I do consider myself extremely fortunate that over the years, I have met a number of awesome and highly talented people.