An Ordinary Friday

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I’ve had so many things going on lately I haven’t been concentrating on my job…MAKING ART!

So yesterday I tied myself to the mast with my nose to the grindstone and knuckled down to work on this painting which is due on Monday.

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This could explain why I woke up with an ache in my back — and a smile on my face, because I FINALLY FINISHED my painting!

Here ’tis:

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It’s propped on a chair I painted too — I liked the way the patterns looked together.

Here’s another shot of just the painting. It’s titled “Up, Up and Away (Hither and Yon).”

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In the evening we went to two gallery openings. The first was “Tiny Wonderful” at Enso. Lots of tempting small works. Would have gladly sprung for a couple of Cate Brigden’s as well as Kelly Packer’s, but we held ourselves in check and headed to the Visual Arts Collective for the exhibit of artwork made for the traffic boxes, including the one I did.

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I couldn’t have asked for better placement of my piece in the lineup!

In case you aren’t familiar with “my” traffic box, this is the one I did for downtown Boise:

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And this is the painting which was then scanned and printed on vinyl which was then applied to the box itself.

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There were over 50 works exhibited representing the 68 traffic boxes which have been produced so far in Boise. That’s one full show. (Only 17 shy of the show I’ll be hanging next week for TVAA! — Oy, my back!)

Friday was an ordinary day. My very favorite kind of day.

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