The boss sticking up for me through that ordeal. I had to keep reminding myself, life is just one series of mistakes after another. Through some not so pleasant emails, the ex-buyer of a piece called me a newbie to galleries. Um, no. Three years here, and four years prior, at another gallery. I couldn’t help but think it was my fault, for having the wrong price on the label. But I personally told the man the real price, corrected myself. And in the several emails, the boss did too. To which the man denied, claiming it was the first he heard of it. 2 weeks ago
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Not thrilled having to do it, but friendly people answering to phone calls I made today. One was to invite a friend of the gallery back, to come see the current show, because she supposedly liked portraits. The other, which I was able to find the contact number online, is a couple who donated a large amount of money, which funded the creation of Opalka Gallery. The recently retired director from there, a former boss of mine, is showing in the portrait show.
A friendly owner at a frame shop. I’ve stopped in there a handful of times, but never personally met him. I was picking up a painting that was no longer to be bought, we sent back the down payment to the buyer. There was a miscommunication of the actual price, which he was unwilling to pay. The owner assured me, don’t worry, usually these things work out. Certainly he heard the story too, from the buyer’s point of view. At least to delay the framing job until further notice 2 weeks ago
Constructive criticism on my art. well, about what I’m submitting and will be hung in the Fence Show. can be up to three pieces, if they’re smaller than say, three feet. Last year I did a large painting, and smaller painting. today I had three framed metals out and ready to bring in tomorrow. the other suggested my other round painting, 40” diameter. it’s metallic spraypaints and some oil. it really is pretty, and is hung in the house. it’s more of a statement piece. last year I showed a different round one. though a more geometric design and more of a stained wood. I’ll do a smaller framed textured metallic painting with it. One of these years I hope to be one of the 50 chosen for the Select Show that follows 2 weeks ago
I am grateful that I decided to stay home today. Breathing is strained, too much coughing and not enough sleep. This day I will rest! 3 weeks ago
Realizing I have two drop offs and two installs this week. I still have two pieces in the portrait show at my gallery. but Albany Barn accepted me for the recycle show. I’ll have a number of pieces in it, I think there’s only two other artists showing. and at that gallery, the artist has to figure out how to hang their own work. which isn’t a problem for me, but. and also this week is the annual Fence Show at the Arts Center. can drop off up to three pieces, if they’re small enough. past years I’ve been reeled in to hang it for them too. which usually happens the day I drop off, they don’t contact me beforehand about it. it’s a floor to ceiling show, a lot of work to put up. I’m willing to help hang it if they want me again 3 weeks ago
I am so grateful for this Friday – it went smoothly, it’s the end of another work week, and I have the weekend to rest and recover!
My sons are both available for dinner tomorrow night.
The kids in the special day class shared things they like about each other. It was a positive love fest!
I enjoyed watching and talking about the progress my students are making. 3 weeks ago
Grateful that the fashion show and tea went well, and that I did fine with modeling – no falls!
When I started feeling sick, I excused myself and went home. Good thing, because I really was sick.
Taking today off, resting, reading, getting well.
Not able to go to dinner with son #2, but he understood and we will reschedule. I love my easy-going sons!
MRI is tomorrow morning, and I do not feel nervous. Thank you! 4 weeks ago
The work week is done – let the play begin!
Getting some unexpected free time today to accomplish more.
Getting my hair cut – lovely!
Talking to my son and enjoying his contentment. 4 weeks ago
A doozy of a day. not to go into it too much, but lately haven’t been too happy with the gallery job. my boss, specifically. along with that, emotional this week, stressed out. just feeling underappreciated at the gallery. I’ve been more purposefully looking and applying for other jobs. my gardening job started back up, but that’s just once a week. even with the gallery, I know I need another part time to move out. and now the gallery isn’t so much a focus in my head. just looking to find something with more hours instead. not even so concerned if it’s an art job. though racking my brain, wondering what else I can do. since I’ve only even really worked in two galleries.
Thankful for the boy. I realize he is the only thing holding me together at times with this.
As for today, the handle on my bag has been unhooking itself lately. I should get a new bag. while walking from my car to work today, it unhooked and fell to the ground. I thought I picked everything up that fell out. But once at the gallery, I couldn’t find my sketch/notebook. which I write down things I need to remember and would otherwise forget, like the gallery alarm code. dear goodness. and I rememeber specifically I had it in the car, because I wrote down where I parked. I don’t always park in the same place for work. well the code since the move is easier, my birthday. and setting this new system is easier than the previous. I know for the previous I had a page in the front of the notebook with howtos.
I just opened my art closet to get out more supplies to put together another mini notebook. and sitting on a pile of saved papers was the specific notes for the gallery I was worried about. whew. I emailed the boss when I first got home, telling her of this. and if there’s a way to change my code, make the current one invalid. I was thinking in my head, well if someone found the notebook and the code and figured out it was for the gallery, they could break the top glass of the door and what, do a jump through the then broken door and figure out how to punch in the code correctly to shut off the alarm. worst case scenerio. but now I’m pretty sure it was just incoherent notes to myself and sketches. I emailed the boss again, told her sorry and never mind 4 weeks ago
My friend and colleague Michelle made it through breast cancer surgery. Here’s to complete healing!
Checking things off my list at work.
My mom called to check up on me. I was able to tell her the date for the MRI. I’m feeling better about it.
Trying on clothes after work for the fashion show on Saturday. I had fun and felt girly!
A teacher friend confided in me about her son telling her he is gay. We had a good talk and a good cry, and she felt safe talking to me. 4 weeks ago