Works in Constellationism

Treading Water

Added on by Matthew Gantt.

So I've been so busy this last week that I haven't really gotten much done and I feel crappy about that, household chores, a holiday, and al those little things seem to be eating-up my time.  I have this huge rendering that I threw ink for almost two weeks ago, it's 34" x 25" and it's just been sitting there, daring me to finish it.

Actually, I think that I'm just putting it off, it's so big compared to most of my other work that I think it just scares me.  It is a great blotting, all the features are there, I just have to bring it out, but I'm letting it psyche me out.  So, I've just been working in my art journal.  

I keep an art journal in a big book, where I write on one page (about 3 letter-sized pages) and then I blot on the following page, this gives me a way to track how I'm feeling and what's going on in my life in order to see what type of blots I get, and to see if there's any correlation.  This gives me a back-log of smaller renderings on which to work on those days where I don't manage to get much time for art.  Although ALL my art is self-exploration, these pieces stay in the book.

And here I am, blogging instead of working on the piece, but I'll get to that as soon as I'm done.  That's what I keep telling myself, but I have to do it.  I also need to get pictures of my recent stuff so I can put them in my portfolio and start making the rounds in order to get a show.  I need the money!

Here are some local galleries I'd like to get into:
NEW GALLERY
MOODY GALLERY
INMAN GALLERY
DARKE GALLERY
BRYAN MILLER GALLERY
BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY
BERING AR COLLECTIVE
HOOK-EPSTEIN GALLERY
REDBUD GALLERY

SO I have to get my act together and get this stuff done!  Gotta get a show or two between now and my show next year.  I cannot sell anything unless people see it!  ANyway, that's my rant for today.  I'd chat more but I have plenty of work to do!  Until next time...