Monday, April 30, 2007
Oil on Canvas
Well, after I posted last week about selling our house, we hit a snag and thought for a day that the buyers might back out, but now things are moving forward again and closing is set for May 18th. In between now and then, we'll be spending a week in Texas to attend the OPA show opening and visit some relatives and friends in Houston. So, that leaves two weeks to pack up our house, which wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that Nate works from home and I have an entire studio to clean and pack up!! Anyhow, this pretty much means I'll be spending the next three weeks packing, traveling, and moving (assuming I don't jinx myself with this post and all goes well with the buying/selling).
Regardless of the move, I have a 24x36" commission that needs to be completed by the end of May, and I really need to get some other paintings started. The gallery I currently show in asked if I'd be up for a solo show in the fall, so of course I said I would (who would turn that down?). They've sold a lot of my work, and I think it would be worth investing the time to put it together. But that means 20-25 paintings complete and framed by October or November, on top of trying to get enough work together to approach a gallery or two up in the mountains. So, I need to get my butt in gear and start to do a LOT of painting!!
The good thing is that I work well under pressure and I'm excited to have these opportunities, so doing the work should actually be a lot of fun. I'm just worrying about where to find time between the move and taking care of Aspen (who is becoming more and more mobile every day!). But I know I can do it, and I'm excited about the challenge. I'll probably try to post here as I make progress, just to give me some additional motivation.
Anyhow, back to packing now. Wish me luck getting the contents of this house stuffed into many boxes (and wish me continued luck on the selling of our house to some extremely finicky first-time house buyers)!