Portfolio Link

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Not nice.

I came to the realisation a loooong time ago that I am, in actual fact, not a very nice person. (Yes, I know that's not news to some reading this). I am impatient, selfish, and a really don't like most people much at all.  I also don't like my privacy being invaded. I am impatient with ignorance, can't abide stupidity, and when that is combined in a loud and opinionated person I am hard pressed not to display my hostility openly. Corner me when I'm trying to escape in my work and invite yourself to offer opinion and inane commentary and it's actually a miracle you leave intact.
"Are you going to paint NOW?" - Yes.
"I dont like the face on this one". - Oh. Perhaps you will when I've started working on it.
"Is she supposed to be looking at the butterfly, she doesnt look like shes looking at it" - Well that might be because I haven't painted her eyes yet.
"Is that something shes wearing?" - No.
"The eyes dont look nice" - Well, as I said, I haven't painted them yet.
"I don't like the colour" - You are like someone wandering onto someone elses building site and then complaining to the owner that you don't like the colour of the walls while they are still busy plastering.
"well ... I still don't like it" - Good thing I'm not painting it for you then.
etc.
I read somewhere that "lack of privacy neutralizes their individualistic spirit". Apparently that's true for me.

It also makes me a very nasty person. The "visit" ended badly.

Recommended diversions:
"The Beautiful South - Miaow"
"The Other Side of Heaven"

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In My Humble Opinion

I have been asked, along with another local artist to be one of the judges at a local school exhibition on 19th September (St Marys) by a friend who is an Art teacher there.
Me? A judge?
How amusing!
:)

I have been worried over the last month about my complete lack of productivity as far as art production goes. Truth be told my heart has just not been in it. I think I have just been stretching myself too thin in too many areas, physically, mentally and emotionally. This week has seen a sudden burst forward again (I think out of desperation ... just trying to find some way of staying sane), I hope I can sustain it. I'm working on 5 paintings at the moment ... all of them for the exhibition.
I haven't sold any work for a couple months ... it doesn't feel good.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Could it be?

A parcel notification in my postbox! Is it possible that my replacement books have actually arrived from Amazon? So quickly? O happy day!! I can't wait to go to the postoffice tomorrow to collect! Books ... a ray of sunshine! *Happy dance*

I'm so sorry I haven't posted for such long periods. I feel like I'm working three jobs at the moment, and life hasn't been fun at all ... so many battles on so many fronts.  Please be patient with me ... I'll try be back as soon as I can.