Friday, September 2, 2011

Another Day as an Artist "The Business"...

Today is one of those days I have such a passion to paint but have the "artist business" stuff to do.  I prepared 10 watercolor boards (stretched paper) for projects I have in the planning stages.  (I did paint 10 paintings in August by having boards ready).  I answered emails, sent reminder cards to artists signed up for classes, made phone calls. I made an appointment for a client to come see my paintings, got mats for framing art, went to the printer for class folders. Planned out the class schedules to the end of the year. Next I worked on the computer for hours doing the ledgers to keep track of expenses, doing those check and balances etc.

Somewhere in there I managed to make a wonderful dinner for Rick and I. Tillapia fish crusted with hazelnut coating, fresh corn on the cob, fresh bread, and potatoes. All in all a good day....tonight I will spend some time with Rick and still get the paint brush out for a few strokes on the new abstracted tree painting I am experimenting with.

I don't mean to bore you, just remind you that if you planned to paint today and didn't get to it another day will come.  Oh!  I did forget to mention...I sat with a cold glass of ice water watching the quail on my hillside scurry away before the hawk swooped to get them..guess they had a pretty good day too..(not the Hawk!!)

Keep working towards those painting days....Linda