Thursday, May 6, 2010
steak knife cardboard
yesterday i painted my last painting before the show. i will be leaving with my lovely assistant liz tomm. around ten am. usually these days are frantic and stressful. not so much anymore. selling/taking paintings versus pottery, is much less laborious. mainly due to the kiln cycle necessary in clay. paint a painting and that is it. especially since my frames are inclusive. i make and decorate a pot and that is only half the process. secondly, the sheer volume is different. i take a hundred clay pieces down. i am only taking twenty -five paintings!. any potter who has done shows, knows the never ending cycle of packing, unpacking packing ect. here is what my day looks like in terms of show prep.
2.wake up baby girl, get ready/take to school
3.hardware store trip
4.install hanging hardware
5.cut boxes to size
7.go to lunch with friends
8.5 drop off some painting for a friend to transport to show
9.assemble show gear onto driveway.
10.wrap chicken coop in chicken wire.
11. kick the now too big to live inside chickens out!
12. prime windows for live painting
13.pick up baby girl
18. babygirl bedtime
19. go hit up disco-techs. with some fine ladies from barcelona.
20. wake up from dreaming from falling asleep while putting emma to bed.
21.watch a movie/decompress.
there you go. it feels good to have all the work done ahead of schedule, and having done a show with paintings last week, feel comfortable with how things will be packed and set up, ect...having an assistant is really nice too.