Uncommonly Busy Here

"Base Of The Wall"
Watercolor, 30" x 22"
Painted in November 2006 at Yosemite National Park

Hi! It's nice you came by to visit today. Sorry I have no paintings to show for the last few days. As you might already know, I am holding open studio here at my house beginning this weekend.

People wonder why I have made such a ton of work out of this event. Let me count the ways . . . ;-)

As you already know, I am somewhat compulsive . . .somewhat???? Whaddayamean, 'somewhat?!' . . . .seems mighty compulsive to me!!!! . . . . . .So, in the course of one year, I produce a lot of paintings. Just since May 1, I passed 100 new paintings. Of course, some went in the trash bin, but don't forget I was painting before that, too. For example, I spent a week in Yosemite, last year, following open studio and came up with some nice watercolors from there. In fact, here is one that will be appearing in the show. But that is another story.

Back to what I was saying . . . .a lot of new work . . . .there will be nearly 140 paintings on display for this event. In order to do so, I have to change the configuaration of the internals of the house, build a display (large!) set up out doors, protect everything from rain, clean studio and then do all the nit picking stuff, starting with the framing . . .making price tags, doing inventory, blah blah blah. Believe me, it is an endless, daunting undertaking.

Mind you, I am not complaining at all!! I chose this mode of living and, before I did so, looked on others who did the same sort of thing with great envy. I live the life I have always wanted to live. Frankly, even though this sort of thing is lot of bother and work, it is precisely a result of the fantastic blessings that have been bestowed upon me. For that, I am most grateful!!

I needed to make a post today to let you know that all is well here, I am just not at the easel these last few days. Be advised I will be tearing into it immediately after closing the doors on my first weekend.

Hope you can join us here for the fun. It would be great to see you!!

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