I'm on a new mission to clear off the table and floor and do a little changing around in my studio. That is my on-going mission that led me to the "big project".
This big project has been stewing in my head and for a while. And I can tell you exactly when and how this pot was filled. I was reading Kal Barteski's blog and in this post in mid February, she said this, "Normally, I find it hard to let paintings go - they're my babies. I really do. But, I'm literally running out of room and I'm really loving the idea that all things you let go - just take pieces of yourself to different places and that's cool."
Yes, ..."pieces of yourself to different places" struck a cord with me and. That's how this started and I even wrote that down in my inspiration journal. It was like permission. I needed.
A few days later on February 20th Kal wrote this, "...And yes, I hang the artwork - I breathe the artwork. It's wholly and completely mine...AND when it leaves I sort of enjoy the dull pains in my heart because I know is was something that meant something to me..."
Wow! another profound statement.
That is how and when and why I started thinking about.....
BIG GALLERY PROJECT
I have a place for a gallery right here at my office, so that was no obstacle.
I needed to come up with a way to hang "the artwork" so it can become
"wholly and completely mine"
send pieces of myself to different places.
24 of them to be exact.
Next I just picked up any scrap of leftover napkins and papers and collaged them.
Added a stamp here and there and some text on some.
I sealed with Mod Podge and used a little brown ink on them to unify.
You see, my gallery wall is concrete block and I didn't want to use nails.
There is my gallery. I should have done this long ago.
Next, I'm am going to list all my paintings on Etsy ASAP.
But not today.
I will let you know when in my next post.
Sort of related to all of this is the fact that my home computer is having Internet issues and so I'm having to work around that.
Enough for now,