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05/02/2006: "T minus 4 days"
I had a productive weekend though I wasted a huge chunk of time on Sunday trying to get prints ready (cutting foam core and double mattes and using my shrink wrapper for the first time). The end results are pretty pathetic, shrink wrapping is hard work. My house is a total nightmare too, with stacks of matte board and foam core and frames and paintings to and fro.
Rob stopped by Sunday night to give me the keys to the gallery and wanted to see the paintings (theoretically I can start hanging any time) and I was so embarrassed at the state of my house, itís basically morphed into one huge studio.
I had today (Monday) off from work and I was able to get a lot more painting finished. I keep wasting time on one painting that isnít working though, rather than spreading my time evenly and finishing up ones that are working. Iíve decided I wonít touch said painting again, nor will I put it in the show, although ironically I got an email from the Alaska Womenís Network today that they want to publish the original version of that painting (the one Holly said looked like there was a cinnamon bun where her head was) for something theyíre doing on their website. Go figure!