A nice task to get me grounded again. A delivery of bulbs which I will plant if it ever stops raining!
Taking it easy after all the exciement. And there is a lot of catching up to do on the neglected house ad garden!
I love it when people make friends through this blog. I know of two readers in the US, and two in Switzerland who met up and became friends, and althugh I had met both Mary and Grace, they had not met each other before they came to Dunoon for the exhibition.
See exhibition details on my Studio page
That was a stretch (my word for the year!)
I enjoyed every minute of the private view and the company of Mary and Grace, long-time commenters here on the blog, and friends and family as well as people I had not met before from the gallery's own mailinglist. I talked my head off. My friend Ann, Mary (from Washington DC) and Grace (from Paris) had a lovely meal together after the event.
I am so touched that so many people cane, from near and so far! Thank you all, and to all the staff who made the occasion such a success.
I am starting to load images of all the paintings on my Studio page....
I've just been told THIS MORNING that the Burgh Hall and Gallery will be closed on Saturday 23rd October for a private wedding function (must have been booked for quite some time, eh?)
Apologies to anyone planning to come that day.
I have to say it's the first, and let us hope only, glitch and the gallery staff have been brilliant...
It may take me a day or two to catch up with myself here!
Let It Snow exhibition - details here.
Confirm details Meet The Artist sessions - Sat 6 Nov at 2.00pm and one other date to be congirmed in the gallery - Would love to meet you there!
Confirm music - Debussy The Snow Is Dancing, Arvo Part Fur Anna Maria, John Cage In A Landscape.
Delivered the paintings to the galley - tomorrow is hanging day.
Have just watched The Earthshot Prize - how wonderfully heartening!!
list of titles, sizes amd prices to gallery - tick
wall text and cv to gallery - tiick
photgraph 15 paintings - tick
final check each painting - tick
invitations - tick
arrange transport (two vehicles) - tick
wrap ready to transport - tick
confirm arrangements private view - tick
This is And On The Ships At Sea
Definitely not. Though the pressure is on. The exhibition opens next week.
I have been without phone and camera for 8 days. We are so used to next day delivery here in uk that I couod not believe how long it took to get sorted. What timing!
I have still to photograph all the paintings...
This is Yellow Gate In The Snow 11. I plan to post them all on my studio page, but if you are near enough I hope you will come to the exhibition!
In a florist's window -
PANIC BUY HERE.
..with every kind word. Thank you so much for your recent comments.
i am getting better, but my phone has died! And as I need it to write here, there will be short delay....
back to health and back to basics. First cuppa, with a tiny homemade biscuit. I've not been eating much.
I was careful not to switch on to the outrage/scandal/hysteria and other media madness, but opened the bedroom window, listened to the wind and the birds and slowly sipped the tea and nibbled gently on the biscuit, savouring every crumb. So lovely! Some lightly cooked chicken and a little salad and lots of water. Some extreme self care is called for...
Any tips most welcome.
..the very very small things.
Like tiny seedlings of wnter saladseSomething I have not tried before, but feeling a bit down (still a bit unwell) it lifted my spirits to transplant some seedlings. We all need something to care for, whether it be people or pets or plants.
What lifts your spirits if you are low?
An artist seeking a simpler life - (but not too simple!)