I was so busy painting yesterday as well as attending our monthly welfare meeting in Nottingham, that I ran out of time to post. I'm still very tired from France so by the end of the day I feel zombified.
I was shortlisted but not selected for the RA Summer Exhibition. The letter came yesterday. My goal was to go through the selection process which I did. I enjoyed the experience and will get a few days in London so I'm quite happy. I think they were looking for something more cutting edge than what I had to offer. We're planning to go to the exhibition and will no doubt enjoy it. Maybe I'll try again next year...maybe not.
Today is a beautiful day and I'm in the studio again. Juli will arrive about tea-time. They are dropping by en-route to Sunderland from Bel-Air and Paris.
My only instruction is to clear the dining room table, water the plants, make tea and arrange to pick up the stained glass that we've had repaired. I also expect to make a few calls and reply to some emails...maybe even visit a few blogs.
I thought I'd post now as I don't expect anything else to happen today and know things will be hectic later when the family arrive.
Q. How do I feel on this the 4th June?
A. Fortunate, happy and optimistic.
Q. What music blasts in the studio today?
A. Rod Stewart, Rodney Crowell, Mark Knopfler (sailing to philadelphia, Daniel Bedingfield, Imogen Heap, Ron Sexsmith, Dylan, Show of Hands.