Friday, April 06, 2007

Long Time Gone

It's funny - I have these moments where I have all these ideas of things I want to blog about, and I convince myself that I'll start posting once or twice a week and get all motivated, and then something happens and I realize I haven't posted in a month. Life always gets in the way. Well, actually, this cute little thing always gets in the way (not that that's a bad thing):

My life right now is prioritized as follows:

1. Family
2. Art
3. Sell house and move (long story)
4. ... Um, is there time for anything else??

I'm having a great time being at home with Aspen, but it definitely leaves me with little free time. My mom and Nate's mom have been kind enough to each watch Aspen an afternoon or two a week, so I do manage to paint. As soon as one of them takes over, I run down into the studio so I can paint every possible minute that I have.

So far, it's working out all right, but I'm a little overwhelmed anyhow. The gallery I sell with in Denver just switched locations, and I'm a little leary of the switch. They do a fantastic job selling my work, so I have no complaints, but I'm a born worrier so I worry that they won't sell as much in the new location. So I've been working by butt off trying to get enough good work together that I can go out and approach some galleries in other locations. After all, I need to expand and diversify at some point, and "at some point" needs to be this year. I just feel like I can't go bugging other galleries until I have a decent body of work. That way, if somebody is actually interested, I'll actually have some paintings to show them.

So, that's what I'm up to - building inventory.

But I've also been doing fun things like experimenting with my surface and palette, working on expanding my color range, and continuing my neverending quest to find the perfect framer.

Someday I'll manage to post about some of those things. In the meantime, this will have to do!

This post was only brought to you courtesy of the fact that I'm sick as a dog with a nasty cold, and Nate's forcing me to lay in bed and do nothing so I can get better.


  1. Ah, life with a baby!

    I think you are learning the finer points of time management and I am totally impressed with how you are keeping your drive to paint, and show you work.

    Just post when you can, I finally got a bloglines account and so I catch the new posts!

    Oh and very cute baby. But you already know that!

  2. He looks cute indeed!
    And yes, bloglines is patient.
    Get well soon!

  3. What an absolute sweetheart!
    And I'm not just saying that because she looks just like my kids when they were babies...
    Good luck on finding the balance between children and everything else, it's been 5 years and I'm still working on that one.

  4. What a great picture of Aspen!
    I look forward to reading about moving.