January 14, 2011

Happening Again...

SPACE - 26x26

So... there I was, dismayed about a potential project that seemed to have left me behind... and then I find that I'm still in contention. I decide not to say anything here until something definite happens one way or the other... but that's a laugh! It's dragging on and I'm obviously going to be presented via Power Point to the decision makers, those who write the checks... along with who know how many other artists! So I swing from "I don't need this" to "Who am I kidding, I need this" mode, understanding that it's a way bigger job than anything I've previously done, going from fear and trepidation to assured and confident... plotting how I'll do the job and convincing myself I'm in full control and totally capable.

I'm not ready to fully disclose the project but will say that it's International... and I've fully researched the gallery in charge and they are quite viable, as is the person I'm dealing with. This is the real thing as opposed to the scam proposals that come our way from time to time. The only thing I don't know is how many artists this person is proposing for the job... and/or how many reps are in contention... this gallery may not be the only option to provide the large number of paintings for this corporate lobby. They have, however, spent a great deal of time explaining the project to me and mapping out what needs to be done.

In the meantime, I continue to prepare for my April show in New Orleans. It's a marvelous distraction from the email drama going on right now. I'm on a roll in the studio, good stuff happening, just need to be sure it's all finished and ready to wrap before I get the go-ahead for this other deal... should that become real and contractual. And if it doesn't, so be it. Spring is right around the corner and it's my favorite season!

5 comments:

Patty Oblack said...

You can do anything you set your mind to, 2011 is pregnant with wonderful energy! I'm so happy for you!!!!

CMC said...

You can do it....

Karen Jacobs said...

Thanks for the confidence... I just wish the decision was made, one way or the other so I can get on with whatever. I think, after all this is behind me, I'll give serious consideration to scaling back and just enjoying art for art's sake. Not into the drama so much anymore.

Cathy Hegman said...

I have no doubt you will make it! Good luck and good job my friend!

Olga said...

Waiting is horrid, but can sometimes spur all sorts of creative thoughts meantime. I love the drawing in this piece, some of it almost 3D thread-like.