January 2009

21 Jan

Developing Artist Survival Skills

I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned this before on the blog but I recently created an inventory spreadsheet in order to keep track of my ready-for-sale art work. I have a lot of stuff kicking around, most of it left over from the last few shows I’ve put together, and some were created specifically to […]

18 Jan

What’s new? What have you been up too?

In the last few days I’ve been asked twice, “What’s new?”, and both times I’ve floundered for an answer. I realize this has always been a question that makes me fumble because I’m rather literal when it comes to words. I feel like I actually have to have something exciting and new to tell when […]

11 Jan

The Birds

I’ve always wondered whether the two lovebirds, the only caged birds in Alfred Hitchcock‘s movie “The Birds“, were actually the evil ringleaders causing the bird attacks on people. Lovebirds do tend to be troublemakers… In my original concept for this shot I’d planned to use fake birds, and spent a bit of time searching for […]

01 Jan

Ten Good Things from 2008

It’s hard to reflect on a whole year now that it’s come to an end because the beginning isn’t as clear in my mind as more recent events. Here goes: 1. Getting to know Boris in many ways I never expected and building a good relationship with him. I’ve known him for a couple of […]

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