Yikes! Yuck and Yahoo.
It seems like February was all about the above. Daughter's portfolio submission deadlines and prep for my upcoming solo exhibit. This is my first solo by the way. I've been a featured artist at the Red Raven, but it wasn't solo. I shared my exhibition with one or two or three other artists.
This is my first totally solo exhibit.
So I've been holeing up in my shed, painting away. Okay I promised to post, but I lied. I mean, painting is just one of those things. I could never be a daily painter. I admire those people. But painting to me is one of those spiritual things. I go. I paint. Sometimes things work. Sometimes they don't. I've made some major breakthroughs. I've been struggling with certain aspects. I haven't been ready to post.
The show is the entire month of March. I have to get my paintings in by March 1st. Annelise had her portfolio review to UArts February 5th. MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) required everything by February 13th.
I had to help her as her Art teacher could not. So I've been editing and posting her art, not mine.
By the way, she got accepted into UArts with a $56,000 scholarship ($14,000 a year for four years). UArts is her first choice. A university in Philadelphia with three schools - Art & Design, Performing Arts and Communication Arts.
Oh, that, uh snow thing. We had 44 inches in a week. I feel I lost a week or so.
I've been doing Bernatio, reveling in my daughter's acceptance, trying to get my show together. I keep fooling around with the paint. I'm sitting on that tiny precipice between revelation and ruination. Sorry. I'm a bit overwhelmed. I cleaned up my language a bit. I'm sorry if I've offended anyone. I've been listening to Modest Mouse and they swear a lot. (They are excellent to paint to, however!)
Oh the drama thing. My kids are both involved in the spring musical. The show is the first weekend of March.