My last musing was about last April’s Artist Reception. I had a lengthy to-do list and felt a modicum if nervousness. When the reception came, it was an explosion of fun beyond my imagination
I haven’t written for a while because I’m about to do another art show with a whole new set of paintings: trailers and food trucks. The artist reception is August 3rd and here’s photo showing my state of anxiety.
Everything is done except for the hanging of the art . That’s because I put my nose to the canvas in April and set July 1st as my deadline.
I made it and have been enjoying the summer.
But without another art exhibit deadline I’m feeling a bit untethered. The sheer determination and commitment I felt each day to create this series of paintings is now gone. Yogi Bera said, “when you come to a Y in the road, take it.” I’m at that Y or several Y’s and will take them.
I want to dabble with different kinds of paint; experiment with painting styles; play with lots of mediums; and explore subject matters. The technical term for this is “fooling around.” Now I can do this without the thump, thump, thump of a deadline.
Please join me for the upcoming Artist Reception: “Getaways Imagined” August 3rd, 5-7pm, Bainbridge Performing Arts Center.