Today I took it easy. I worked a bit with various paperwork, sorted out the pictures I will have to the lecture tomorrow.
I took a short drive for a picture. Red poppies. I was surprised that they bloom given that it is pretty chilly nights with frost.
When I got home, I took a stack of sketches, paints and brushes.
I have so many sketches that are waiting. Nowadays, I try to, at least a few hours a week, take one sketch at a time, and paint them. It is fortunate that I have written poems behind the sketches so I know what I was thinking when I sketched.
I also sat and sketched a thought. I have to remake this video with my illustrations. The video is too long, too mixed, and not so professional and I have been painting so much since the video was made. My concern, I create too much and in so many different styles. Well, the day I can afford it may be a new video.
I was going to send in my contribution to the Spring Exhibition ( Liljevalchs), the deadline is 18 of october, but I decline. Since I got the rejected from Arts Grants I have lost some of the inspiration to participate in competitions at home. I feel like I get more response abroad.
I mean, I can not even sign up as an artist on the job placement . It seems that in this world it counts only those who have art education and not for people like me, self-taught artists. Oh well, best to let it go.
It’s still early for the night but I’ll go to sleep.