“The job, as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it.” -Maria Popova
Well there can be no better news for an artist than hearing their work has sold. Coming home from vacation and getting that news was thrilling — but then, I realized that meant I needed to get to work. As I said in my last post, I returned home with a terrible cold and as you all know, coming back from vacation means laundry, grocery shopping and all those tasks it takes to re-claim your space. Mine will take even longer because my son and a few of his male friends used our cabin for their vacation – kayaking, playing cards, emptying my pantry . . . lol.
But the most important task is to make new work for my gallery. This is busy tourist season. Cheryl has given me a wall and her front window and I can’t leave her empty-handed. I think some people think the life of an artist is carefree – we sleep late, ponder and paint, but actually painting is my job. It requires hours of work and a lot of that work is non-painting work.
Anyway, the laundry and a clean house can wait. I headed to the grocery store, so we could at least eat and then stayed in my studio for hours cranking out work. These pieces are small, but I am working on some larger ones as well.
I head to Nashville to Bennett Galleries to drop off work to them on Tuesday. We are still in the process of buying our townhouse. Is there anything more aggravating than trying to buy a home? Why do they make it so difficult – from inspections to appraisals to all the paperwork – it’s so annoying.
Here’s the work headed to High Country Art:
Duck Duck – No Goose acrylics 9×7 birch panel
A Girl And Her Dog
10×10 birch panel
Take Your Pony To Town
acrylics and oil pastels
10×10 birch panel
12×12 birch panel
Out Picking Apples
acrylics and charcoal
12×16 birch panel
“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” –Vincent Van Gogh