Have I been making spectacular art today? Well Hell yes. I have been working on my big 66” x 54” painting for my exhibition. Been nutting away at it for about a week and it is really starting to come together. This is it in the ground development stages late last week. There is another, just about finished painting at the back.
When you are making a painting there is always this fantastic moment when even in the early days, everything starts happening. All the elements start singing together and you know it is going to work….Okay, that is if you do not stuff it up the next day or there after. But what is more important is that “Ah Ha’ moment when the painting declares itself as it own being. And when it is a big painting this can be quite an overwhelming moment. It was pretty spectacular for me. Of course at this stage I am hoping all goes to plan. But hey if I stuff it up who cares, I just have to start again. It is only a PAINTING not someone’s life.
Speaking of little lives to stuff up, I am currently sitting at Oscars swimming watching kids struggling up and down the big blue lines. Glad it is they and not I. Oscar hates going and complains from school pick up to the moment his toes get wet. Then he is as happy as a seal. I have to say I do not bemoan his complaints. He has this overly strict Nazi teacher this term that really pushes them beyond exhaustion. His group started with 5 students and they are down to 2, sometimes one, that’s how hard going it is. On the very first lesson one kid ran screaming from the pool within the first ten minutes. I am pretty proud of Oscar because I knew after the first lesson he was going to hate it. So I quickly mustered up all the positive aspects of having such a CHALLENGING teacher and now he gets out and says how much he feels like he is improving each week as opposed to “Don’t make me go Mum”. I will worry about all the psychologists’ fees later. Holly and I are watching him pelt out the laps. Holly is writing secret messages in her notebook that obviously I am not allowed to see. Another secret club she is inventing so she can organize all her friends to do what she says. Another dictator in the making.
I am thinking of my list of things to do for tomorrow.
I must photograph the new paintings for Michelle at the Gallery. This will be a big day as I should take shots of some other little paintings too. Then I will need to process them all. More time eating pursuits but I do actually enjoy doing this as I learn more and more about photography and photoshop.
I have to fill in my entry form for the charity show for The Lighthouse Foundation I plan to go in. That means another image to process for this form too.
Re-list another Etsy painting.
Have to type out this blog. Yes readers I am not really at the pool right at this moment, but I kind of am. While I have been by the pool I have been scrawling this blog out longhand with an ancient ballpoint pen on parchment. Do you remember those materials? Sorry to play with your mind but I am one of those luddites who has to write out freehand first then transcribe onto the Mac. I get white screen fever when I am placed before a blank computer screen. Maybe I will grow out of it but for now who cares. This is the way I write.
Just one load of washing, but three to fold up. Dishes, cleaning, dishes, cleaning, cooking Blah Blah Blah. Actually what am I talking about, I never clean.
Should go and purchase some thermals, woolly socks and stuff for family as we head off to snow and Diner Plains soon. Even though there is not much of that white stuff left.
And Oh! Soccer practice tomorrow night too.
Swimming is finished I am exhausted from watching and thinking about tomorrow. Limbs weak, Oscar can just walk. I suppose I should feed them now.
Lets go eat.
See you all soon.
Whoops! Nearly forgot to tell you. I have been included in another fabulous Etsy treasury collection. Really sweet monochrome artworks. Check it out if you want and let me know what you think. I also love the title – The Darkness That’s In All of Us