Friday, January 9, 2009

A Day of Business

After going to gym in the morning I spent the afternoon working on my cv, a cover letter and a few images of my current work. One of my goals for this year is to get my work out there so I'm getting ready to contact a few galleries. This is quite daunting but I know its the right step to take. I've checked out some of the galleries but still have some to check out. I might do that on Sunday afternoon. I can check out the galleries and view some artwork at the same time. Its like business and an artist's date rolled into one hehehe.

I've been really struggling with the series of coffee cups. I think I will go back to the original idea. I've been trying something new and its just not working. That happens sometimes. I've put the series away for the time being and did some business stuff instead. Might even do another painting before I go back to them.

The weather has been glorious and mild for this time of year but the forecast is for some real heat next week. On Tuesday they think it will reach 41 degrees celsius ( that's nearly 106F). That means closing all the windows and curtains against the heat, turning on the cooler and hiding away inside. Hope it doesn't last too long :(

8 comments:

Laura said...

I'm concerned with the series you speak of. Really what you are producing now is a series. So to add a couple of like minded coffee cups in is just a little twist to the series, a play for the view maybe. and a point where the artist comes out of the comfort zone. But not trying to push just concerned. heck I should take my own words here and put them to use. Hmmmm

~v~Laura

Laura said...

Oh and yes you go for the galleries put a few out there. Your ready!!!

butterfly woman said...

Hi Uta,
I've enjoyed your coffee cup process. Why is it not working for you these days? Have you lost interest or run out of ideas for coffee cup creations? How many paintings did you do? And what was the original idea?
My creativity runs a similar course at times so thought your answers might help me understand my own process.You go with the galleries. It will be fun to hear your progress. Galleries really seem intimidating to me, hotsy totsy?a step up getting work out there?
Send me your warm thoughts! Next week -6 degrees at night temps. Brrr!

Uta said...

I'm still going to do the coffee cup series. I was trying out some different techniques that weren't working. At the moment I'm annoyed with them so they are put to one side. I will return to them soon but go back to my usual style of working. The new stuff isn't developed enough to work just yet :)

april said...

Sometimes if you let it sit there for a while, what to do will come to you. I have some of those! Thanks for talking this our loud with us. I like Laura's idea of "a little twist to the series" or "a play for the view". I have to print those for my "wall of thoughts". hehe

Deborah Ross said...

Uta, will you please share what you have been working on with us? I keep looking for new work from you, so I can look at more of your lucious backgrounds.

Doris said...

I think another painting would be a wonderful plan! Keep those juggling balls up in the air!

Uta said...

Sheesh! I have some pushy friends hehehe. Thanks for the nudge ladies.