Every once in a while things converge in a way that makes this art business both exciting and totally overwhelming. . . and right now I’m feeling closer to the second word. Between a two-week Artist in the Schools project here in Fairbanks, various small projects promised at specific times (like next week!) and the sudden appearance of important documents related to big public art proposals I am beyond swamped. It’s all good news, particularly the last one – I’ve been waiting quite a while to make my final bids for two sites. Chances are always good that I won’t get either job, at least I know now I can do my work and put the project out of my mind for a while. I just wish the time before deadline didn’t contain four of the busiest weeks of my fall.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be 20 and be able to pull all-night sessions without suffering?
The show in Anchorage last weekend was wonderful! Nice space, great organizers, AMAZING bakery, a chance to visit with old friends and make some new ones, and much of the work won’t be coming back home. Perfect.
So Fairbanks friends, I’ll see you all in mid-November – I feel like once I’m done teaching at the end of next week I should put on one of my electric dog collars so I can’t leave the studio – and Midwest friends and family, sorry to say I’ll be dragging some homework along for the trip.
I’ll try to post some photos from the project I’m doing at Chinook Montessori, but if I don’t . . . . . well, you now know why.