Two weeks have passed since the start of the Robert Bowers Trial here in Pittsburgh. I don't want to detail too much about that in this post, though. Maybe after it's over, but not yet. I've been down at the courthouse for half of the last ten business days over the span of two weeks, so I'm easing into the more intense schedule that I'll have once the trial begins.
(Pics show older courtroom sketches by me)
Back to the point of this post.
Over the past few weeks I've had people at the courthouse, both employees there and members of the media, express interest in my work so I show them my past paintings and portraits or my book or my website. It made me nostalgic for the days when I did commissions.
I know I've closed them for now and it was necessary, but I am seriously wondering about when I might bring them back.
I've been wondering what the future holds for my artwork. Is it more courtroom sketching? Will I do more children's book illustrating? Will I do commissions again? Should I join an artists guild? Will I ever have enough work laying around to be in a gallery show? Should I make and sell brush sets for Procreate? Where else can I put my artwork for passive income?
Will my work be remembered or will it be lost to time once I'm gone someday?
Sorry, that waxed a bit more morbid than I intended.
Seriously though, I wonder what the future holds for me and my work after this trial ends.