It's the first week of May, and this is just my life now. I guess I don't sleep any more. My productivity and motivation have suffered greatly from this, and obviously I'm not happy with how my art is going (because it isn't). (Last week here.)
I went to a new doctor a couple days ago, and she suggested anti-anxiety meds, hoping to treat an underlying cause of the sleeplessness. So far I haven't noticed any difference, so I'm still taking the other to fall asleep, and waking up in the wee hours of the morning unable to fall back asleep. I'm almost out of that prescription though, so that's going to be rough.
I did a wine & walk event in the Crossroads on Friday, but probably won't do another one. I made about $100 in sales, but the folks were pretty clearly there for the wine and not the art. It wasn't a great ROI for the 4-5 hours I was there.
I have events almost every weekend through June, and then I'll probably add more through July & August. My goal is to do up to 1 event a weekend. I am limiting the multi-day events though because they're exhausting.
If the weather cooperates, I have the pop ups on Delaware tomorrow, and my first Strawberry Swing event in a couple weeks. I need to prep more of my finished artwork to sell, putting it in mats and frames and bags. I've heard good things about the Swing so I'm hoping to sell a lot. I have a huge list of stuff I need to do before the art events in June too. So I have quite a few things I can do even without sleep, without feeling creative and rested and energized., although I am incredibly frustrated at my situation and feeling hopeless.