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Monday, December 20, 2010

Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall

I had a great half-marathon in August, and then everything seems to have "gone off the wall" since then. First, work slowed down to a quarter of what it had been all year. Of course, I had to have a root canal in October, very expensive. Then my Mom had two strokes in November. I was lucky to be able to spend three weeks with her since I didn't have any work. While driving the 700 miles back from my parents, my transmission decides to start slipping, also very expensive. Then to top it all, another tooth filling decides to fail resulting in, you guessed it, a crown. Unbelievable.

There is some promise of work in January and February, but with warnings that things may be a bit slower. All this has made me really look at being more in control of my own work. I need to set more definite goals with deadlines for completion. I am considering seriously putting my work on E-bay. That will require that I produce more work. I have been trying out the tiny 2.5" x 3.5" artist trading card format. I like that I can complete a painting in an afternoon instead of days. I think my images are just as good if not better than some that are selling.

I am posting my first three super tiny paintings, which are canvas on tiny wood frames. I would love your feed back, dear readers, if you are still out there. I think I should get $30.00 each, what do you think?

Jeff's Corner: When life hands you lemons, throw them at someone!


Camille said...

I'm sorry you have had a long run of rough luck. However, if the string of hard events has brought you to creating those beautiful little paintings, then maybe something good has come out of it all.

They are packed with emotion...enough so that I was surprised by how much I felt from such a tiny piece. I think we create some of our best when our emotions are a bit raw and we are pushed out of our comfortable places.

I was especially touched by the love birds and the cat. It says something for the stories you were able to tell in your paintings because I usually gravitate towards the flowers. Great job! I hope you create some more of them.

Polka Dots and Posies said...

I love the "In the Shadows" painting :) Have you listed them on ebay yet? I'm curious how that goes.