Perpetual Chocoholic and I have been remiss in our duties, but after months of no posts, we are back in full force with two posts in a row!
forget why Perp Choc stopped posting here, but I don't think the
internet ever had a better artwork-in-progress blog, whereas it
has more than enough snarkily-captioned-humorous-pictures blogs like mine (to which I still occasionally post, even though my top commenter is myself using a different name).
Did Perp Choc quit drawing and painting, or did she just quit posting her work here for us to see? Only she (and anyone else who knows the answer) can say for sure. At least we still have the frog banner to admire. That is all.
While most would immediately call the exterminator should they find rats in their abode (or school cafeteria thus shutting services down for two weeks) we prefer to pamper our rats. That way they feel suitably happy and don't gnaw on your face while you slumber.
Okay, thank you to those who said they would have bought my work from the Figureworks show had they had the chance. BUT, it was bought by a fellow artist, who really loved it and snapped it up just after the show opened. I don't think it could possibly have a better home. I'm quite tickled that one of my peers, who never buys art, had to have it.
At last nights vernissage Mr. P and I walked around the gallery just after the show opened and checked out all the art work. On our second pass around Mr. P noticed that someone had placed a red sticker on my tag.
Mr. P.: "Why is there a red sticker on your tag?"
Me: "That means it sold."
Mr. P: ".....no, really. Why is there a red sticker on your tag?"
Me: "Because it sold."
Mr. P. "Are any of your relatives here?"
Me: "It wouldn't surprise me, but that would just be depressing."
I can save face and say that it did get snapped up right away by someone that was not a relative and that I didn't know, who "never buys art" but just loved the work.
I thought 'wouldn't it be nice to work with a medium that's quicker to work with than coloured pencil'. It was for the first two pictures I did, but somewhere along the way I lost track of the purpose of working in ink and ended up here. Highly detailed, many hours later, pulling my hair out. Sigh. When will I learn? Probably never. Just not very bright I guess.
I'm still working on this one. Pen and Ink drawing of a street on the Market. Although these can be worked faster than a coloured pencil work, they are very unforgiving. One mistake and you're done. Why do I do this to myself;-)
Slartibartfast: "Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I think that the chances of finding out what's actually going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say, 'Hang the sense of it,' and keep yourself busy. I'd much rather be happy than right any day.
Arthur: "And are you?"
Slartibartfast: "Ah, no. (laughs) Well, that's where it all falls down, of course."