It’s been a long day and a day with some challenges. I’ve been working hard to prepare for Dorset Art Weeks and the day started with some clearing of things from our living room and hallway so the decorator could do the prep work for painting ready to be converted into a temporary gallery for two weeks. Then it was sorting and photographing the last things before they go off to the framers. The challenge came when I got to the framers when they told me there were some issues with a couple of collages. Then we discovered that two other fairly large pieces had cockled in their frames overnight, one of which is to be delivered tomorrow for an exhibition. I’m sure we will get through it but right now I feel drained.
I know, after 2 whole months, a sixth of this journey you would think I could do better, but frankly I am so busy with preparations for Dorset Art Weeks (just 17 days 14 hours 22 minutes and 35 seconds till opening as I write this) and trying to get stuff sorted for the launch of selling options for the project posting a letter has a low priority for my creative energy. On the other hand what’s inside is pretty damn good!
You will note that I am back to ordinary stamps for a number of reasons, one of which is that apart from one that i stuck on a misprinted envelope and one ghastly one I am saving, I have run out of commemorative stamps.
I got stung in the face by a bee today for no reason: unusual, but I did drastic things with them yesterday so who knows.
Well the first month has been completed and I still have lots of things to sort out for the project from this website to sponsorship and printing to events. This week the From Page To Screen festival has eaten up a fair bit of time – 7 films in 5 days – and I have some basic stuff to put in place for Dorset Art Weeks and my son and daughter-in-law are visiting for a few days and there’s the garden to sort when/if it stops raining and then the bees will be swarming and…and…and…it’s good to be busy!
But whatever else may be happening, the work I am doing for this project is happening well – it’s mostly flowing easily and also teasing me into unfamiliar areas and causing me to experiment in my other work. So all is well.