Thursday, November 11, 2010

Excused Absence...

I know I haven't been posting and I feel bad about it. I do have a good excuse though. I have been sick. Really sick. The flu struck me and has persisted. It's going on week 4. I still don't feel right. I have been painting off and on, but mainly off. This makes me very cranky. I miss it like crazy, but don't have much energy. I did get a painting off for the Wild Arts Festival which is happening at Montgomery Park on the 20th & 21st. I hope I feel well enough to go. I know it's a week and a half away, but with this illness I am not counting on anything. I was in such a hurry to turn the piece in that I didn't take a picture of it. I turned it in on the day it was due which is not really like me. I like to be done with time to spare. It was one of those pieces that never looked right. It went through so many changes. I used up a lot of gesso. I finally hit it on the last try. If you get a chance to check out the show, you should. I have never been, but I can imagine the amazing art work that will be there. I am a little scared to go honestly. What if my work sucks? I know how many talented artists are in Portland. It makes me nervous to see my work next to people who have such amazing talents. This is why I didn't go last year. I was totally intimidated. This year I will try to change that. I will try to go and just enjoy the creativity. It's not my place to compare myself with other artists. It's a hard thing not to do though. I hope everyone who reads this is well and staying that way.