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10/19/2004: "The Solo is Back ON!"

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I just got confirmation from the program director at KTOO that he likes the new work (the digitally manipulated photographs) and that he thinks they'd make a great solo for December and since I haven't moved swiftly enough on the group show idea, it looks like this is going to be my new reality.

I know I can pull it off but it's going to be a lot of work. The opening will be Friday night, December 3rd. That is only a month and a half away! And I've never put on a show for photographs and I'm not sure how to get them off the computer and into my's kind of exciting too becuase this will be completely new for me and I'll get to experiment around and try different things and have fun and hopefully not get too stressed out about it since there will be less focus on my oils etc.

Still, besides just doing the work, I'll have to write a new artist statement (the one from last show won't work) as well as design invitations, plan for the reception, etc. I'm going to scale back from last time, only supply punch and some *cheap* snacks since I don't anticipate I'll sell much and there will be a big cost involved for all the matting and framing. I should order the mattboard right away! Good thing I bought the matt cutter last month.

Ahhh, I'm not ready to start get back into all of this again! BREATHE BREATHE BREATHE

You know, I got the movie "Day After Tomorrow" last week and proceeded to watch it over and over again. It got me thinking about why I'm so drawn to disaster flicks, whether about storms, earthquakes, volcanos or diseases that create a world full of zombies. I think the reason is that after society falls apart and everyone is just focusing on survival...all the old rules about what is or isn't acceptable...bringing pets in a library for example or burning books, goes right out the window because everyone is just trying to survive and in that situation anything goes. A part of me likes that, cause if the planet were suddenly going to get hit by an asteroid next month, at least I wouldn't have to worry about failing with my art anymore.

pathetic but true.