My exhibitions are in October, then the clean-up and the teaching. by the time I get back to painting I have to relearn how to do it. Its the solstice. It begins.
They don't do this anymore. They learned to make them as child, sent them to teachers and friends. Their parents still do it, most of them. But not one of my university in fifty still makes or sends New Years cards anymore.
down low /
Every exhibition I also put something up high, and something on the floor. Few visitors to the current exhibition notice this thing on the floor. One in a hundred has looked inside, young children mostly.
Tomorrow I open the door for my second Sunday. Sorry the gallery is only open Sundays this year.
The gallery has two rooms. The building was built in the Taisho Era as a working/living space for a Japanese box maker so they are not big rooms. I believe it was build on the earlier Edo Era scale. It was a shock and and endearment when I realized that the living room in this house is one tatami mat in size.
This year the ichi Jo gallery space is dedicated to people, mostly portraits. It is the first time in twenty years of exhibitions here that has happened.
My New exhibition opens today, Ink and Oils, a mix of things i have been working on.
Facebook reminds me that four years ago today the TV visited my show and were quite taken with my toilet.
Working on the patina on frames for the exhibition in October!
Deep in it now.
I usually have my invitation cards printed by June, first mailing to media done by now. This year I don’t yet have a title.
Spent this last week with jet lag and postage stamps. What is to become of me?
October and my next exhibition is not so very far away. Time to start sorting and framing. Most of my exhibitions have had a theme, a concept. This year I was just painting. Would that work for a title?
I'm Just Painting