Image: Gabrielle Jones, "Bondi" 2010, 1oocm x 100cm, Oil on canvas
Hola! - Apologies for not blogging sooner. Have begun my Spanish lessons, in prep for my residency (still undated!) and am back to learning the guitar after almost slicing my finger off catering for a momentous birthday party in the family. The Spanish is, of course, confusing and stretching my brain further than it seems to want to go at the moment, and the guitar is frustratingly, haltingly, finger callously ear screeching!
Just to add to the current turmoil, I am pushing an image deadline for my exhibition, at the end of the year, at Goulburn Regional Gallery. I have the last show for the year, but need to provide an image for the 6 monthly publication booklet that advertises the program of exhibitions and "Funding stretched" Gallery.
In realty, were there no deadline, I'd be happily following my own path to creative genius (I wish!) as I feel that there is something tying the six different paths I seem to want to trek at the moment. Professionalism requires, perhaps, that I bite the bullet and choose a path for this show - but I am a contrary beast, and not willing to compromise, or put a breakthrough on hold, for the sake of one exhibition. I will provide the best image (due last week!) of work I have to date, but still tread the path that beckons - in the hope that it will all be worth it in the end. The alternative? A mish mash of a show - I'll have to live with that. If you don't get an invitation to the exhibition at the end of the year, you'll know I am keeping quiet for a good reason - its a schmozzle!
Ah, but I will have shown creative integrity, as well as professional suicide! What would you do?