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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
. . . reevaluated my blog
Heavy Equipment IV, 11 x 14", mixed media on canvas
The above painting is the finished product of one of the three shown in yesterday's blog. . . the one on the left, obviously, since the other two are going to be mostly blue. It is actually inspired by a collage I made through Picasa of the photos I took a few days ago. Even with little Joey here, I was able to work on these paintings during his naps. He is a sweetheart for sure. Neighbors visited, little kids crowded the driveway with little vehicles, and Joe watched it all carefully before venturing into the fray.
Belatedly I noticed that I have posted more than 100 entries on this blog. I don't think I've missed a day of posting since I started in February 2008. I started the blog because I read somewhere that to be taken seriously, an artist should have an internet presence. Since blogs are free and easy to set up, I chose that "internet presence" as opposed to a website. Maybe someday a website will develop, but not yet. I do wonder if anyone is reading this stuff. . . so because I really enjoy starting my day with this blog, I have decided to screw the "artist internet presence" attitude and just plain blog to keep a record of my life for at least one year, with the focus remaining primarily on my art. I will post the new stuff as I create it, but I will stop feeling guilty if I have nothing new every single day. And if no one reads it, fine. . . I'm going to stop worrying about it.
Andy helped me set up and load the IPOD with about 10 hours of songs already on my computer. This has to rate as one of the best inventions of the last decade. I love it . . . I sat on the back porch last night with my book and my IPOD and rocked and read. I received word yesterday that a hospital loves my art, but wants big art -- 50 x60", 60 x 70". I can do that, with revisions to my workspace and painting methods. It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Oh, and how can I forget my niece Amanda in Detroit suburbs -- Mom told me she had surgery yesterday to remove her appendix. I was worried about her high school graduation, but apparently she will be in fine shape to participate. Love you, little girl; and I hope you're doing okay, too, Ann.