There are a million and one things I would rather be doing tomorrow morning and going to work is not one of them!!!
I’ve got a deadline looming …I really wish I didn’t need to work as an employee to fund my art practice.
I really wish I could afford an assistant right now. Going to have to find a way to squeeze a week’s worth of graft into two days. Have no idea how I’m going to pull it off but I have to.
Maybe I should call in a sickie.
So….pop up painting…I was pleasantly surprised-ish…didn't know I'd enjoy it sooooo much. Now realise that I enjoy painting in company…thought I was a solitary painter…Let me rephrase that – I thoroughly enjoy painting in company without an audience. It was very group therapy-ish (not really…can't place my finger on what it was…it just felt right). It wasn't like a drop in drawing session…there was so much more ambience…it was laid back, not taking yourself too seriously- pure art without performance or perfection-
The aim was to paint after the style of Banksy.
Went with my sis-in-law.
Defo something I might do again!
Most of all…I kept within my budget…managed to not spend a dime!!! My sis-in-law is in Finance and very money savvy. We had tap water with lemon and shared a meal (for one). Not complaining at all – my bank balance is unscathed and I've got a new painting which I might just sell!
One thing I absolutely love about art is the licence to break all the rules!!! Experimentation is key and so invigorating.
I worked really hard today…breaking rules (to see what happens) and I must say I’m pretty delighted at the result. (It makes me look).
Piece is titled ‘blog – words can be explosive’
I’m really chuffed I participated in the 2016 Bookmark XIV project curated by Sarah Bodman. Making a hundred bookmarks and receiving a set of bookmarks made by other artists has just been brilliant!! I will do it all over again in a. beat!
The bookmarks were sent to 10 venues and have been on display since the 23rd September 2016! The venues will display the bookmarks till February 2017! In Iceland, the bookmarks will be on tour to about 40 locations!
Bookmarks XIV artists
What can I say? So inspired by his meticulous preparation!!!