It has been a nice Saturday and I needed a nice Saturday. I went to the Farmer’s Market and Roys and then spent the rest of the day in the studio and around the house. I did go out to get some more paint when I ran out of a couple of things this afternoon.
Other that that, and hanging out clothes and getting dinner from the garden, I have been indoors.
I’ve noticed it doesn’t matter how much table space I start out with, by the end of a session in the studio, I’m working in a space about 18 inches by 12 inches. Maybe this is why I don’t do much large format stuff.
I fear I’m not going to get any actual paintings completed for the show, but I’m doing a lot of smaller things – journals, ornaments, etc. I think they’ll sell better at this show, anyway. I think this is more a “craftsy” crowd than an “artsy” crowd. So, I think I’m far less likely to sell a $500 painting than I am a $15 journal. Not that that’s not always true, but it would certainly be the case here, I think.
I believe in giving people what they want. So, I’m going to devote my time to ornaments, journals and similar things. I’ll just tuck my ego away on this one and go for things I think will sell well at this particular show.
I’m very happy with some of the journals I’ve been doing lately. They require many steps to complete – from painting the front to dyeing the paper the quotes are on to any number of other additions. But I like the finished products.
I also love this quote from Henry Miller: The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.