I just snailed my way across 3 days off and what do I have to show for it? Well, not much art stuff...but I did get some garden projects moving along and some house cleaning and exterior paint sampling done. And, of course, I am still undecided on the color. I'm thinking about mixing Sherwin Williams Messenger Bag with Olive Grove but I haven't tried it yet. I'll be back with the full report once I've decided...I only have like 24 hours left before their super-mega sale starts, meaning that I really need to reel it in and PICK ONE already.
In other news, my camera has officially died. Thanks for helping that along, Clem. You're a peach. Well...actually....you're a Clementine but you can be a peach for today. Anyway, if you've followed the blog for more than a year or so, you'll remember that I've talked about replacing the camera for a good 3-4 years now. Just one of those things I guess...I have bought 2 and returned both because I didn't like them even though they had stellar reviews. I think I tried Sony and Nikon. I guess I'll stick to what I know and stay friends with Canon, but until I move forward with that quest, here's a crappy scratched-lens-camera-phone shot:
This is 1 of 4 in my insect series. Although, neither 2 3 or 4 exist yet, so I may be stretching the truth a bit. I don't know. The letters aren't glued down, I just cut them out this morning. In case you ever need to calm down and chill out, you should try cutting letters out of book pages...it's a lot like gardening but not as strenuous or dirty and you don't need a wheelbarrow or a shovel. So maybe it's not like gardening. My point is that it's very calming and you should try it sometime.
So yeah. I'm not sure if I want to add anything above the words or not. Thoughts? I have a hard time stopping when there is still blank space, but I'm trying to challenge myself here. Ugh, speaking of challenges, the other thing that I'm having a *really* hard time with is pricing. I have never, ever had a hard time with this before, but I was always under the "I want people like ME to be able to afford my stuff....people who don't have a ton of extra cash." But the problem is that after 10 people tell you that you're underselling yourself, it becomes a little more difficult. And...I'm not going to have the internet barrier to protect me at this show thing. So we'll see what happens. Oh. I should also point out that this mantis piece is my biggest one yet...I think it's like 26 x 30 or something.
Okay, well that's all for now. I should start getting ready for work. Only a high of 82 today, and after the pattern of 100+ degree days, I'm about ready to wear some jeans. Hope you're all doing well...talk soon. Oh yeah- T-minus 51 days. Eff.