Trying to keep up!

Looking out my back door… you can’t tell from this but it was raining.

 

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Well, I have to say I cannot believe it is June already. I have been busier than than ever, but not much happening in the studio lately. The Art Fair I exhibited in a few weeks ago was very disappointing, mostly due to the weather. Saturday was a total washout and Sunday the crowd was thin. My tent leaked off and on so it kept me busy drying everything off periodically. I have to decide if I am going to invest in a new one or just stop doing outdoor shows. It is a tough call for me, but I have to decide how my energy and money will be best spent to serve my goals. There are lots of factors I need to consider. Shows have become so expensive to do(when I started 30 years ago,it was so much easier to make a profit). Now that I am older it is also physically more challenging as well and my husband works weekends now so I have to do them alone.

Oh yes, this weekend I was supposed to do a show I was really looking forward to and had to cancel. My dear Aunt Mary passed away so there was a funeral to attend. And it rained again.

The thing is, I love doing them. I enjoy the personal contact with patrons and other artist so much, not to mention the friends I have made all across the country, it will leave a big empty space in my life.

So, I have a huge decision to make and a lot to consider. Any thoughts would be welcome.


2 thoughts on “Trying to keep up!

  1. Rain rain go away!
    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. It seems to make life all the more cloudy.
    When Was still painting, selling, living the life of my inner hippy I loved meeting other like minded people, but like you my life got ahead of me and have to say I still miss it. I just don’t have time to paint anymore so I now take photos, somethings I sketch if I can get a hand free. Though it just doesn’t compare to the feeling of watching someone connect with something I’ve painted. It brings a new life to my work, and I loved it!
    Cheer up! The sun will come out tomorrow. How’s your grandson???

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    1. Thank you so,so much for your words, as I am sure you know it helps to know someone relates to your situation. My sweet aunt was like a second mother to me growing up and it will take awhile to move past this loss, but at my age having lost so many close to me I know it was her time.
      As far as my art I have no intention of giving up on painting , l just need to alter my plans and discover what will work best for me. I am so blessed to have the support of my husband, son and grandson through all of this (life in general).

      My grandson is great and we are getting him ready to go to an academic summer camp this weekend for Gifted/Talented kids at a University a couple of hours away from where we live. It will be a a great opportunity for him and lots of fun as well.
      Thanks again for your kindness.

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