reporting in

The exhibition is on and almost over.  It opened on October the 6th with eight pieces being sold over the first weekend.  Very affirming.  Unfortunately I have done little since although I did have plans.  What’s with that? I know from when I was doing a bit of acting that there would be a bit of down time after the run of the play . . . a time when I felt as if there was a huge gap that couldn’t be filled by anything other than another play.  That’s how I feel now, as if I should be working toward something else but what?  My get up and go seems to have got up and gone for one reason and another . . .

It’s time to get back to work . . . something . . . anything . . . maybe one of the ideas that had excited me while I was doing the tedious work of mounting and framing the work.  I made a few notes at the time but somehow getting myself across the threshold and doing some work just isn’t happening. At least I can do this . . . post a few images of the smaller 10 x 10 cm pieces albeit rather late in the piece as the exhibition, having been up for a month, comes down tomorrow. 



When I bring the work home I’ll take some decent photos of the rest of the work and and post some more, promise.

6 thoughts on “reporting in

  1. I know how you feel Wendy, it always seems to be the way of it, we put so much time and energy and emotion into our work, then getting it all ‘exhibition ready’, then a wonderful opening and perhaps some sales….then….nothing! It’s almost like we need to just accept that we will have this little ‘rest’ time, in a way I think we need it in order to collect our thoughts before beginning our next creative adventure.

  2. congratulations Wendy, well done! this is one of the best artist’s statements for that what’s next feeling-
    “I come to my studio every day at 10.30, and I stay and do nothing. I go to Paris sometimes. I have a few ideas. To be very pretentious, sometimes I believe it is mystical. Sometimes you find nothing, and then you find some-thing you love to do. Sometimes you make mistakes, but some-times it’s true. In two minutes, you understand what you must do for the next two years. Sometimes it’s in the studio, but other times it’s walking in the street or reading a magazine. It’s a good life, being an artist, because you do what you want”.
    Christian Boltanski

  3. I think I read that Georgia OKeeffe would work like crazy and then take long breaks doing other stuff. But if you are going stir crazy wanting to do some work, get to work!
    Congratulations on your exhibit! You have come a long way!

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