|Scattered. I've been calling myself that for a while now and it's
time to take an informed pause. Running around trying to "do" everything
is just wearing me down and it's like trying to build three houses at
the same time, with different blueprints and materials and locations.
You spend more time running between the houses than actually building
From my last post it is clear that I cannot live from painting just yet. By character, I am not willing to risk it all in the pursuit of expensive and self-fulfilling marketing strategies. I'd be glad to teach workshops but need to invest in serious transportation and again, more marketing, more business structure. What can I say, my taste for risk is limited considering how "wrong" would look like and how clueless I still am. Here's to mentors' and supportive families (mine is, they are just too far.)
So I'm putting my painting on hold. No more shows, contests, memberships and no more framing (yay). I will paint, I can NOT help it, I will blog until financing it competes with food and housing. I will talk about art till I'm blue in the face but job-finding is the new urgent matter that trumps the only thing that matters to me. Need to be cold and calculating (ha!) about that.
Here are some pieces I did for the Segil and Tirage Galleries' sponsored outing at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena. I sold one painting which is great. And I truly enjoyed the scenery and I think it shows. Summer has started in Los Angeles and that's the time when I want to crawl in the freezer and not come out till October.
|"Time is of the essence" 12"x9"|
|"The Breeze" 14"x11"|