Last night I went to a grants funding workshop. They pounded home one thing over and over: the artist must have a consistent body of work.
If you have work in multiple categories, even if you have very good work in multiple categories, you will not be taken seriously by a group of reviewers.
“Find your focus and hone it” was the takeaway. I think it is often similarly stated as “you can be good at anything, but you can’t be good at everything” . So my next step is going to be to pull all of my experiments into a portfolio of illustration. There. I’ve said it.