wishin' and hopin' and thinkin'

What a week! It's just after 5:30 on a Friday night and I am fully contemplating turning in for the night; diving under the covers and letting that be that. It's been a week of emailing and waiting. Sketching out ideas, trying to translate someone's description of something into a painting or a drawing; missing the mark but learning what are the likes and what are the dislikes and trying again. Now? Do you like it now? How about now? Now? And now?

It's like being in a waiting room. Can I go now? Keep going? Am I starting again? At the very least I know I am on the right track with some of the things I'm waiting from approval on.

I'm not whining. It might sound like it, but I'm not. The challenges that commissions bring are really fun. Scary as hell, but really fun. Most of the times paintings don't turn out as I had them looking in my head.  With all great challenges, there comes a time for rest and scotch.

I reached that point about.....oh, 2 hours ago? Yup.

In the midst of all this waiting, I'm working on this; it's a painting of Bath. I should be finished it tomorrow sometime.



mixed media on canvas, 20" x 20"

Now it's time to abandon all devices, shut off the lights in the studio and settle into some other quiet activity, like sipping more scotch and maybe knitting something.

Also, I found out today that Westjet will be flying to Dublin from most major centers in Canada starting in June. Have I looked into tickets? Of course I have. Do I have a date in mind yet? Give me a few weeks.....and I might! Happy Friday.