If it's not one thing, it's another. Net result? Frustration!
My printer won't print on fabric anymore, and I still can't fix it, so that means no more cat bags till I figure out a new approach. Of course, it didn't stop working till AFTER I bought a couple hundred bucks of material to use for production.
In addition to the printer issue for the cat bags, my fabric posttreatment doesn't do well over time -- it starts to go white and icky. Arrgh.
So, I decided to work on monoprints instead, since my printer WILL print on paper. I printed a bunch, tested gouache successfully the other day... so, I went ahead and made an edition of the cat image and a couple others. And what do you know, I go to scan them and my scanner drivers are hosed. I uninstall, reinstall a few times; jiggle cables... no good. No programs can see the scanner anymore. Therefore I can't even show you my art or sell it or anything. Greeeat.
My one non-visual-art effort, a story I was drafting for i am ikon... I can flesh out some sections, but I have no idea how to get the characters out of their current situation, and so it's an unresolvable character study. I may have to heavily rehash it or toss it or put them in a totally different situation, I don't know.
Crap like this makes me focus even more on trying to come up with a new outlet for my creative frustration. I wish my mental health was less tied in with something as unreliable as creative output... anyway, maybe I'll rant about that more privately over in my personal journal soon.