Saturday, April 11, 2009

Quick update of the past few days...

I spent all day yesterday with my mom. It was great--we went gallivanting in the rain into the valleys of Greene County which she had no idea existed, and which secretly are part of the reason I love this place so much. We stopped at Dinky's for a moment, but I saw too many things that I knew I would bid on, so we just came home. I sold a bunch of my work to her, so she's now my best customer, and life is a little better knowing some money is coming to me.

On Wednesday I went down to the University in order to get some works ready to submit to their annual juried student art show. This is the last time I'm eligible, so I'm a nervous wreck about getting in. I matted work from 12-6:30, and by the time I got home I had blisters on my feet because they were so swollen (thanks to the kid that's inside me), and I had a heck of a time getting my socks off my oversized feet. Needless to say Thursday was a resting day.

The painting professor was a life saver though, she went out of her way to help me make sure my paintings got into the show. Heck if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have even known that the show was next week. She is somebody all professors should strive to be. An amazing teacher, role model, and above all friend to all the students that are in the art program. If she only knew how much she meant to me these past few semesters.

That brings me to today--I think I'm going to venture up to the studio today and ATTEMPT to tidy it a bit in order to maybe paint with some acrylics next week. The Rosie painting is asking to be painted whether it's a girl in my belly or not. So I'll let you know how that goes. Plus, the gallery opening is on Tuesday so wish me luck on getting something into the show!

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