The roadrunner

(self titled), 6" x 6" acrylic on canvas

Right now I am in the process of training for my 3rd half marathon. I've been running for about 10 years now, and I love it because it's a great time to sort things out in your head, and be in some fabulous wild spaces while you do so. Running has helped me finish a great many paintings that I got frustrated with and had no idea how to fix. Then suddenly...middle of a run....BAM! Oh...so THAT'S what I could do with that...

Running is kind of like painting commissions. They both challenge me to try new things, or think about things differently. This little painting is a commission after a series of little sign paintings I did for a show last April called "Give me a sign". I had some pictures of funny signs, both professional and hand painted, or just normal signs in a strange context. The person this is for is also a runner...and I think maybe a triathalon-er (I don't know if that is even a word...but just humor me.) It's going to be housed with other little sign paintings, like "Tsunami Evacuation Route", "Penguin Crossing" and "Forget" (which is a little town in Saskatchewan pronounced for-jay...but with a bit more french flair!).

And now to get packed up and head to the south end of the province to deliver this and other small goodies! Yay road trips!