03/07/2006: "It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed."
Tonight I got a portfolio from Daniel North; he sent me one to help with the workshop I'm giving at our city museum and it's really well done, includes an exhibition resume, glossy reproductions in individual labeled sleeves. He also included his tri-fold brochure and a CD. Seems he has a great system set up, though it only illustrates what a shitty job I've been doing.
I’ve tried to be better at documenting my work in the past several years but it's hard...especially since I always seem to be finishing up paintings moments before I have to hang them on the gallery walls. I love painting but there is so much more boring stuff I *should* be doing. I get so impossibly behind at times I feel like “why bother?”
On a happier note, I may get to go to Italy this summer. I have a free ticket from Alaska Airlines (due to the "emergency decent" incident) and I can stay with a friend so no housing expenses either. Plus Italy was recently named one of the 5 cheapest places to travel and I get time off during the summer. Speaking of which, I forgot to mention that Friday I found out I've been officially recommended for tenure! YEAH!
So, to get in the mood for Rome I watched "Gladiator" again last night. It's one of my favorite movies...the best scene is the recreation of the massacre of Carthage. I think I must have been a warrior in another life...now if I could just attack this f** paperwork...What we do in life echoes in eternity!