Sunday, October 29, 2006

October what?

I just realized that I missed the deadlines for some gallery shows that I was meaning to enter*.

But given my lack of success at these shows (even when I get my work in AND sell it I end up just breaking even) I'm not too torn up about it.

If anything I'm a little perplexed at how October is going to be over in a couple of days and - really, in my mind - I'm supposed to still be in the middle of September. Hello, could things slow down a bit please? I look away for a minute and two weeks slip by.


* I'm just down with the whole gallery thing. So much time spent getting my work into shows only to have it amount to absolutely zip. Are those couple of lines on my resume making any difference to anyone? Do they make me look more important or legitimate? It sure makes my bank account a lot smaller and I don't see any positive results from being in the shows. In exchange for a check and a shit load of my time and effort I get one line on my resume. Where is the logic in that?

Friday, October 13, 2006

California

Silk Floss Tree

Floss Silk Tree, California

We went to California last weekend and while the weather back home in DC was rainy and miserable we had the typical gorgeous "no rain again!" California days.

Birds of Paradise growing like weeds. Floss Silks trees covered in orchid-like flowers with huge pods filled with cotton and tree trunks covered in spikes. And giant sculptures built entirely out of Legos.