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A Bigger Boat

Sunday, August 03, 2008

(Selling the Invisible and Selling Art Without Galleries)

The top one is actually a blank leather journal, yet to contain anything. Colin and I have stacks of these blank journals between us. We love the concept of blank books, we just never fill them with anything. Too much pressure. But, I like this one, it says CARPE DIEM on the front. It makes me *want* to write something in it. But I don't know what.

I've never been the type of person to keep a journal, and I don't really see the value in recording the various boring details of my life. I'm also rarely inspired to write down a stream of thoughts or emotions. Like I said, I'm not really a journal person. I'm a blank book person.

Meanwhile, I'm about to immerse myself in a new project again. It's exciting every time I do it. I like having a deadline. This project is a bit bigger than previous ones, though. Bigger event, bigger results. Bigger is fun.

Even the paintings get bigger when I'm preparing for a show. I must designate most of my floor space to white canvas again. Sorry, Joey. We'll play fetch at Christmastime.

I have so much to do that I even started working on a schedule of sorts, to make sure I have enough hours each day to get a lot of work done. It's time to crawl back into that obsessive, constant, productive period of nothing-but-painting. My spare time will be spent in business meetings and organizational tasks.

If only I had something to write all this down in!!!


  1. Blogger Kim Bagwill said:

    I know exactly what you mean! I love buying blank journals, but don't want to "mess" them up with my writing. Instead, I have scraps of paper with important info stuffed into my purse. Great blog!

  1. Blogger shayoa said:

    heh. :o) yeah. I think I just like to carry it around and daydream about the possibilities.

    thanks for stopping by!

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    But you write so well!!!

  1. Blogger shayoa said:

    Mom, that was so obviously you.


  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Yes, you are right....

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