So it is day 23 of 100 paintings in 100 days. I have completed 9 paintings and I have 9 others in various stages of completion. With a good days work I probably can complete all of them, but my life is a continuous juggling act and I don’t know when I am going to get a moment to paint again in the next several days.
I came back from my trip to Oak Creek on Day 16. I painted all day, then packed it in and drove back to Phoenix. I decided I’d rather start off my short workweek refreshed in the relative cool of the Phoenix AZ morning rather than fried from driving back down the hill in the heat. It was an uneventful trip home. The usual stuff, my day job and all, awaited me.
In the last week I finished Vuvuzela’s, five, zero, Call Me, Hang Up & Do It!, photographed them and got the images up on my website. I still need to register them with my provenance service. I also blogged about Vuvuzela’s separately since it was directly related to the 2010 Soccer World Cup, which wrapped up last week too.
I have found time to start 6 new pieces in addition to the three 11x14-inch paintings I started in Oak Creek. The three inspired by my last visit to Oak Creek are tentatively named www (or web or net I am not sure yet), MySpace and My World. The 6 new paintings are all 6x8 inch ones that will finish out my key pad: six, seven, eight, nine, Hash and Splat! I need to finish painting the Tweeties in 7 of these and overlay the binary. My World and MySpace are somewhat less developed at this point.
As you can see, I am falling behind-I should have 23 completed and only 9 done with 9 more in the works-well short of my goal. And I still have a tax class website to prepare, tax class to teach, an artshow in NYC, a mess of art to frame, etc. I haven’t even purchased the frames, nor have I solidified my travel plans for NYC. OMG I am so far behind!
This weekend I am going back to Oak Creek canyon. A fellow artist JChristi wanted to camp out and I suggested Oak Creek as it simplifies “camping” a little bit. But unlike my last trip, this is more or less JChristi’s show, which means I am going to have to work around her schedule. We are supposed to leave Friday morning. Since it is a little after midnight Thursday has just started and I have many things to do before I can leave for Sedona. I am looking forward to going back though; it is really hot here in Phoenix (112 at the airport today, 116 in some parts of the valley) and it will be cooler up there. Also being unplugged does get my creative juices flowing. JChristi told me to “bring my paints” so I am going to, but I am unsure how much painting I will actually get done.
DH is demuring about going with again, so our cats will have one of their people around.
Back to the subject at hand. Maybe 100 paintings in 100 days is not a realistic goal given all the other things I have going on in my life — after all I have missed my mark by 61% at this point-not counting the partially finished pieces. Embrace the reality. Maybe it will be 100 paintings by the end of the year (at this rate-even that is pushing it). I don’t know, but I am going to keep at this.
In the meantime you can certainly check out the paintings I have completed on this project, and of course if you’d like to buy one that would be lovely as well. Enjoy. two, three, four, five, zero, Vuvuzelas, Call Me, Do It!, Hang Up
Also the cell phone keypad is approaching completion and I really think it needs a place to be displayed-in fact I have already laid out the pieces and had a look-see for myself. It’s definitely coming along. So if you know of any place that might be interested in displaying it and perhaps selling it, please let me know. I’ll post the entire work somewhere when its done.
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