Saturday, January 29, 2011

Newspaper Rack Art

I went to Gallery 7 today to work on painting the newspaper rack I agreed to turn into a work of art before the next Third Thursday. I've had multiple ideas, but what I decided on was to do stars. Unfortunately, what I realized today is that I'm not going to have enough time to do what I wanted to do. 

I couldn't bring this home to my studio, which is upstairs, so I'm working at the gallery, which is a cool space to be in. But the only time it's open when I'm not at work is 10-3 on Saturdays, so I've been counting the Saturdays . Last Saturday I couldn't work so that left me with three Saturdays. But, one of those I have to work at the Cosmosphere, so that means only two Saturdays for me - including today. Yikes!

I managed to get it all painted, which was great. But with only five more hours to work on it before the deadline, I have to adjust my plans. So, I'll do something else cool.

I may have to have implied stars. It's very galaxy looking at the moment and I like that. I just wanted it to be better. But, we can only do what we can do. And I can't manufacture more hours in the days. Thank goodness we were able to work on Third Thursday - I would have really been in trouble finding time to get it done.

At one point today I realized I had stuff spread out in every direction around it.  I've never worked in an open space like this and I'm not sure I'm well suited to it. I tidied everything up before I left but I can make a mess.

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