The preparations for the show are going well. The new carpet has been ordered, the new business card bookmarks have been picked up, the hairdresser made me presentable, the sales sheets have been designed and all pieces photographed. I am deciding which works to bring to the show and how to hang them.
Of course, there are always a million little things that still need attending too…
"Blessing the Sacred Vessel" 48" x 36" to be viewed at the show
I hope to see you all there this weekend… if not in person, then in spirit…
Invitation to the Toronto Art Expo
I would love to see and meet you there!
Some pieces I do not want to part with. This is one of them.
Dancers & Trees, 26" tall by 72" long.
I'm thinking it will be hung centre-stage at the art show in 10 days.
Piles of work to do
and piles of work done
getting ready to letting go of them.
The other part of running an artist studio are the days when the work necessary deals with anything but putting a brush into the paint. It is on those days that I fondly look at my brushes and imagine the next colour I will put onto them.
Getting ready for a show has many of those days.
So stay tuned and don't forget to be creative for me.
A large vessel four feet by four feet.
Completed in 2006, currently at the studio so that I can bring her to the the show
Panels 6" x6" and 8" x 8" for a new series of work.
Separate, a different line of thought.
The fleet is on its way via Purolator Ground:
Task accomplished and the cycle begins anew.
Such as finishing other started pieces:
I also picked up new panels last week, that will become new creations and thoughts of fancy.
Some days are filled with excitement, painting, colours, creativity, loud music, exhilaration.
Then there are the days of grudging work, finishing, resin coating, attaching backings and wires, packaging pieces, signing the backs and composing titles, liaising with galleries as to their choice of work, driving all over town and purchasing packaging materials, ordering new panels, picking up the new panels some days later, wearing the secretary hat.
And that is what I have been doing for the past week. Today and in the next couple of days, I'm packaging work that will be shipped to Whistler Village Art Gallery
. Taxing physical work, but also important in the process of letting go the work that I have lived and breathed for the past months.
The fleet is almost complete.
Part of the Fleet 48" x 48"
Life Vessel 24" x 60" (Photo shows Resin Coating)
Embark 11" x 48" (Photo shows Resin Coating)