I spent the week after the festival, sick as a dog with a respiratory flu. But let’s back it up a bit….sick as a dog? Where did that come from? Why does a dog become a simile for illness? Why such a desultory description of such a kind, benign, helpful creature? I did a swift search on Google, only to find the source of this comparison is unclear. So, I call and end to the negative profiling of dogs as sick! Free the dogs! Let’s find something more accurate.
Sick as a monkey? Maybe, but I have no drawing of monkeys.
Let’s try something that I have more drawings of. Sick as a cat?
If you’ve ever dealt with a sick cat, you know they can be quite unpleasant. Yes, sick as a cat is a definite contender.
How about sick a crow?
In all honesty, I don’t know enough about crows to have an opinion.
As sick as a winged horse? Naw, that’s pretty incredulous.
My brother and I have this inside, family joke about bears throwing up. Specifically, strawberry ice cream. TMI about the Baldwin family?
Not quite. Just a little modification and I think I have it. Sick as a giant stuffed Teddy Bear! Put the onus on something in animate.
And let’s get the dogs out of this unsavory simile.
I’ve finally managed to cold call some galleries. Surprising to me, no one was rude, and everyone gave me instructions as to how to submit samples. It made me feel as if I should have done this five years ago! Then I think back, and realize, I was in NYC then, and competition was fierce. There’s a bit more breathing space here.
One gallery manager told me to bring in my originals at any time. Of course, I can’t bring them all, so a friend is coming by to give his opinion.
There are some drawings that I can’t show, though, because I’ve either sold, gifted or bartered them. Such as these:
WordPress is not as insistent as Facebook at least, which reminds me EVERY DAY, how long it is since I’ve posted. So, thanks for being patient, WordPress, and thanks to my followers, too.
There’s a good reason why I haven’t posted. I haven’t done any artwork, except a version of the couple dancing, which will be shown on the worst of 2015, on New Year’s Eve 2016. Believe me, it belongs there.
I will rework it, but I have no art materials. The reason is, when you have no money, you can’t buy art materials. And the final reason you don’t have money is that you have left your job, without one in the works to go to.
I am employed again now, so art supplies are on order.
Things are on hold for a while. My day job got unbearable, so I quit. So, now my energy is being taken looking for a new job. Although I have a lot of time, I can’t seem to focus on my art work.
I may take the plunge! If no job offers come in soon, I might set myself up on some tourist crowded street in Manhattan, and sell inexpensive reproductions of my work. I figured out a way to make matted 5×7’s for $2, and I can sell them at $5. And who knows, maybe someone will want the original.
One problem though….some of my most popular images I no longer have possession of. And the only high-res files I have of them are on an old picture CD from 1997. Yes, last millenium. They were such an old file type, that none of my programs could open them. Then my awesome boyfriend found a way. Did I mention that my boyfriend is awesome?
So, once again, I can bring to life these oldies to people who would enjoy them.
Ladies and Gentlemen! The long awaited comeback of “A Shaman’s Bear”, and “A Western Tao”.