J's taking notes and I can see it coming... watch for upcoming distress and anguish when he (we) start doing the bedrooms ourselves! He's already scraped one bathroom... just to see... arg!
: : : : : : : : : :But back to art... I find myself in 'turning the page' mode. New work has been dispatched to two galleries, I've contracted for a show at an independent art center for Feb-March '09, and a gallery 3 person show Nov '08. The possibility of adding another gallery to my roster is in the works... I was approached and I'd be willing to give it a year's trial but I'm concerned that my pricing might not be a fit. I like to be in galleries where similar work is priced a bit higher than mine but that's not always the case since I don't have an aggressive marketing plan. I did check with a friend to verify that this gallery is responsible and pays promptly... more on this later, should it work out.
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Several days of gentle rain... the kind that makes you wish you hadn't forgotten to spread the 10-10-10 into the ivy and under the trees. Fertilizer does more harm than good when there is little moisture involved and I should be taking advantage while these early spring rains can be counted on... and double the effort at the lake house! Where, btw, we will be spending more time as soon as the dust settles around here. This ceiling cleansing project will stretch into next week for sure and I'm getting no time in the studio (my bad.) Strangers in the house interfere with concentration, donchaknow? Plus I'm trying to make sense of the new camera which was shipped separately from the memory card which hasn't shown up yet so only have a bit of built in memory to play with... not enough for real experimenting.
Didn't I say, earlier in this post, that there is good reason to be working ahead? Accumulating paintings for upcoming shows before real summer distractions set in? Obviously not playing the game but hey!... ordered a big batch of stretchers yesterday... long ones! Counts for something!