Lisa may be a good one to pay attention to, I tell myself... I certainly can't keep up with all the social outlets that we are expected to maintain and she's checking out the whole scene as office homework. Man! I just learned to text, 4 cryn out loud! Thanks, Lisa... will be paying close attention to what's good to know about out there.
A number of friends (and a son) have sent me invites to LinkedIn and I feel terrible that I haven't sent a proper tk-u or RSVPed in the appropriate way. Uh... guess a long list of "friends" is important to the scorekeeping aspect, or maybe wine is being served and a guestimate of who is attending is important. I keep checking it out, hating to miss out on something big... but all I see is a long list of people with my name but in varying occupations... and little to entice me to understand the benefits. Like... what's wrong with Google? I'm quite sure I'm too old for MySpace and/or FaceBook... thankfully! I suppose it's a more 'adult' (in the best way) place to tell all... um, what's wrong with blogs and websites?
Okay, I'll admit... I'm a bit slower than years past... and the web challenge is much denser these days. Someone please let me know what's absolutely necessary to keep up and not just another way to lose an hour or so each day... don't have enough of those to squander... and paint too! Should I Twitter? I'm still trying to master podcasts, y'know. I collect them but forget to listen... I need to take a remote cruise just to catch up!
Speaking of podcasts, I must invest in a car speaker for my iPhone... drove to Atlanta yesterday and there's a stretch where NPR is out of reach and only Rush and his buddies reign supreme... in the name of balance, I listened in for as long as I could stomach it, wishing for a way to listen to my podcast collection (I prefer the spoken word to random music.)
Oh, the gallery trip... just about traded out the entire inventory... they kept a few favs but now most of my work there is new stuff. Only a request for one big diptych for the big front wall... I can do that!
Anyone knowing anything about the Charlotte art scene please let me know... I'd rather have new representation in Nashville (closer) but am a sucker for those who seek me out, as I'm too lazy to go seeking myself. I'm having second thoughts about cutting back on gallery representation... maybe it's best to stay on edge and needing new work, rather than have too much inventory sitting around and nowhere to go.
Speaking of which... those paintings aren't going to unpack themselves! Will be entertaining to visit with them again... check over for bump and dent boo-boos, determine which need to be repainted and which might move on down the road to new wall space.