Monday, August 18, 2008

Too Much....

stuff to do. I know that is truly a news flash for everybody. But that is exactly what is taking place in my day to day life. Art work has been pushed to the back burner for the last few months. Painting my house has consumed a large portion of my time. You may be thinking painting the house, big deal...well it'snot that simple.

I am painting my house because it is covered in lead paint. Yeah!!! Love that lead paint. Such a genius invention, ranks right up there with asbestos insulation. Anyway, wearing a respirator, scraping (not my first choice) priming, painting, clean up...and well lets just say its a slow process.

The option here was to make my own personal artwork or fix my house that has caused one of my children to test high for lead in a recent blood test. Of course, its a no-brainer.

I have been doing my best to protect myself during this process. Needless to say, it is not easy to stay clear of the lead. I have been spraying the house down with water to keep the dust down too.

Anyway...I have still been sketching out ideas for paintings and prints. I will certainly be back to work in a few months.

And to really mix things up a bit more, I am teaching two new classes this year along with the wacked out idea of starting a local art co-op/collective. I was talking to a friend of mine on the local arts council and mentioned the idea of starting a co-op and all my ideas for what I see it becoming and he just says "aren't you getting ready to go back to school?"

Of course I say, its a perfect time to add something else to my day. Well, we will see how it plays out.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Onward and Upward,

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