Friday, May 12, 2006

Planning the Attack

I try to set goals for myslef within the course of a year so that I am always working towards something and not just letting the days go by. My goal for this year is to have a gallery show. I don't care if it's in a real gallery or a a little cafe at Lake Anne. It doesn't matter and I'll tell you why:

1. It's something I've always admired and wanted for myself, and
2. It'll mean that I'm staying active artistically and producing work.

So once this idea was hatched, I started doing a little research and started looking at galleries. I soon came to the conclusion that the area I live in seems to suck compared to areas like LA, San Francisco, and New York where the art scene is massive and seemingly abundant. So then I got to thinking that maybe what I was looking for on the interweb isn't on the interweb. It's in the streets and in the galleries and your area is what you make it. It's not like I can pick up and move to the more creative cities at the drop of a hat in order to fulfill my artistic needs. I have a family to think of and it's up to me to make this happen for myself where I am.

More later.

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The Maiden Voyage

I have caved. Everyone and their mother has a blog and I have given in and started one too. What the hell? The intent of this is really for myself and I doubt I'll ever share it with anybody. So why even write this stuff as if there is an audience in place? In case I get one, I guess.

I have a lot of thoughts daily about things to paint and other ideas/feelings that may spawn a more firm thought worthy of artistic attention and I often forget them or lose the steam I had at one point of conception. So, this is to serve as my cyber-mind or internal notebook. I'm starting to bore myself....