Today’s date tells me that I have been working full time for 22 months now. A drop in the ocean compared to others I suppose, but I still long to go back to my part time years.
I can only do my best as they say, as I struggle to spend just an hour in the evenings , tediously gluing together the parts of the paper balloons. More than an hour sends me over the edge.
I had originally booked 5 days off to work continuously on them, but I’m glad that plan has changed. If I can just work on the installation every day, I should have a few days free to myself if all goes to plan.
Since I put together the house and wood installation a few weeks ago, I’ve had more ideas on a similar theme that I’m keen to start work on.
A passing comment from someone I know that I’m ‘not in many exhibitions’, partly makes me want to make more of an effort to do smaller works and spread them out a bit. I thought I was doing OK with exhibitions – five this year isn’t a vast amount I know, but the work for all of them has taken a considerable amount of time and I can’t just ‘knock them out’. I think people just want to criticise for the sake of criticising sometimes, when really we all should be supporting each other.
Afterthought….actually, I’ve been in six – one was an Open that was so bad, I’ve erased it from my CV and memory it seems : / No more wasting time on these things!