Sometimes, as artists, we have to take time - time off from the process of painting, of constantly seeing the world with the eyes of a possible painting, or meeting someone with the idea of "is this a possible client?" I don't do this easily. My creativity is hardwired into my very being, and I can't help but look at everything with an eye that says "is this a painting, or a client?" But I'm here in Dallas, Texas, trying to find the right mix of relax vs make the trip count! It helps that the sun is out and its warm and I have running water and am surrounded by people I love and who love me!
Next stop, Tucson, Arizona.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Heading to the US for some R& R, and to perhaps do a little marketing of paintings. Alas, thus is the life of an artist; every trip has to involve the potential of sales or paintings. Hopefully by the time I return, my computer problem will be sorted out, and I'll have water in my house so that I can finish the latest oil painting from Morocco, and start another!
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Well friends, please bear with me for awhile. My trusty old laptop developed a fatal hardware error and my hard drive has crashed. While I scramble to find the means and/or funds to recover the data (most important!), and also to purchase a new laptop (I hope against hope that I by some miracle won't have to), it's going to be difficult to keep up with my blog and website. I have only one word of advise, no matter how many problems you may be having, DON'T FORGET TO BACK UP EVERYTHING! I did, but usually once every 6 months or year. This time it was a year.....I say no more!
I've a beautiful little Moroccan painting on the easel at the moment. A portrait of a Berber nomad and his youngest son (18 months). The challenge now is this: can I finish it without the photograph I took last winter? The photo is on my hard drive....