I dropped off my work for the Octagon Gallery show yesterday – I missed Molly – it was raining hard and I am still a baby about driving in bad weather even after all these years so I didn’t hang about to see her and risk driving in the dark & rain. It will be interesting to see what Nancy (the curator) makes of the complete mish-mash of things I brought for her! Of course I am feeling a bit panicky about the choices I made and all the ideas that just haven’t blossomed in time. I am hoping all the curators I stupidly invited ignore me. I am having a bit of an art-identity crisis!
Fortunately today I haven’t had time to dwell on my useless panic (what am I going to do – go get all the work back and cancel the show??!!). I taught in the morning and then worked at the print shop in the afternoon. It was crazy-busy which was enjoyable for a change in pace. Sometimes it feels good to feel accomplished and skilled at what you are doing, and to plough through a pile of things to do with aplomb! Better than making art some days, at least it feels less emotional and more manageable.
Tonight my friend Jen hosted the first in what we hope will be a series of dinners. Many of us find ourselves with no one to eat dinner with, so we decided to eat together and form a sort of informal supper club. Jen made a very delicious tilapia with peach and mint salsa, fresh corn and a salad. Lots of wine, great coffee and conversation – yum!
Now I am back home and feeling at a bit of a loose end. I am puttering around putting away all the framing stuff I have all over from preparing work for the show. I suppose I ought to get down to a little work but….
Perhaps an early night will get me in the swing for tomorrow. Going to putter and clean for a little while longer then call it a day.