Thursday, April 19, 2007

The hairdressers....

I've been busy - I've been presented with a unique opportunity to enter a piece in a juried art show here locally. Somehow, the art has to have something to do with HAIR, as the show is hosted by Carolina, a great local salon where our gallery art is displayed. So I've been busy working on this incredible painting I've titled "The Hairdressers". It's also in color pencil - but this time it's on CANVAS and the size is 24x36 - so it's a big one! So far, it's coming along FABULOUSLY and I can't wait to get it finished so I can upload it here! :)

Through this process of me trying to meet the deadline with this painting - I've noticed something interesting. It seems as soon as I set my mind to it, every possible interference that can possibly arise has done so. People I haven't heard from for MONTHS (and many I don't WANT to hear from...LOL) are calling - all of them wanting something from me. Either that or it's people trying to start sh** with me about NOTHING. I sit here minding my own business and not bothering anyone, and it just comes a knockin' on the door....GEEZ. It's taking a lot for me to hold my ground and be firm and say NO, and keep my focus on my goal. Some things I won't say NO to, but they will just have to wait until the end of next week.

One of the most interesting things that happened is I've been contacted by TWO television program hosts this week to do interviews/filming. How odd is that - the one week I have a serious deadline to meet, and all of a sudden these people want to interview for television? It couldn't have come along at a worse time for me. But hey, I'll see if they can do the interview at a later date - if not, then I guess I'll just miss out.

Anyway, it's back to the easel for me...I'll share the new painting as soon as it's completed!


1 comment:

indigogarden said...

I think you should go for the interviews, Jai. Even with a contest deadline it would be a shame for an artist with your talent to miss out on such a good opportunity for publicity.

Good luck which ever way you go! :)