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10/12/2004: "Getting started is the hardest part"
Last night I continued to work on the piece that I was commissioned to do, and I have to tell you, it has been just the catalyst I needed to get working again. Once I have a pallet full of paint all squeezed out and fresh clean brushes to use, it all comes back to me, the energy, the joy of pushing pigments around on a canvas. There is something about the actual smell of oil paints that kicks my brain into creative hyper-drive...now I'm thinking up lots of new compositions for my next solo in April, as well as continuing to work on a couple of the pieces I'll put into that group show in December.
I emailed an artist who runs the Empire Gallery here in town to see if she'd like to add some pieces to the KTOO show but I guess they are having a group show at the Empire and she was under the impression I was going to be involved in her show. ooops. Also, I've said that I'd like to contribute a couple new paintings for the next Eros (erotic art) exhibit at the Juneau Arts and Humanities gallery.
Can we say "over-extended" boys and girls?
I'm just glad the joo joo seems to be back, cause I've got a lot of work in front of me. The difference is that today I'm feeling up to the challenge.