Entry #24

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… 

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"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…

Entry #23

Some pieces I do not want to part with. This is one of them.

Dancersandtrees

Dancers  & Trees, 26" tall by 72" long.

I'm thinking it will be hung centre-stage at the art show in 10 days.

Entry #21

The beginning is not 

always about beauty

logic

it is about trust 
understanding

experience
of the cycle 

life 
knowledge 
wisdom

in the beauty 

that I can 
feel

knowing intrinsically 

that my 
hands will be led
by my heart

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Laying out the fabric of a new abstract work, looking beyond the obvious colours, only going after texture. A hard task with eyes that are trained to look for harmony in colour and composition. 
Abstracts-under-gesso
After the first layer of gesso, the success or failure of the textural elements is starting to show.

Entry #20

Brushes-detail

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.

Entry #17

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.

Resin-coating-supplies

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.