Beer, dead servers, and art, baby.

I’m in need of a beer today. Work had me driving up to Toronto to do work on a server, and my security escort really didn’t want to be there, making me hurry myself along. This couldn’t be done with the problem I was looking at, so I finally asked if I could just take the server home with me. So now I’ve got a dead server in my trunk, and I spent 3 senseless hours in traffic for nothing.
I spent a good part of last night taking lousy pictures of my artwork. Since I’m such a rank amateur with photography, I took photos with both my digital camera and my dad’s SLR (since he’s not using it in Florida). This way, if I screw up the slides, I might be able to compensate and have them make slides out of the digital images I took (at a cost of about $5 per slide — yikes!!). But at least some of the slide-making is out of the way, and I can get the paintings inventoried properly.
Why, you ask, do I need to have proper inventories made of my paintings? Because they’re going into a show, thanks for asking. Yeah, it really blew me away when I found out about it. I dropped two pieces off at the Kitchener Business Association for this art project which puts up anyone’s art into places like coffee shops and restaurants, etc. Mine went into a yoga studio, and they asked for as many more as I could manage. I said I could manage 10 more works (I can actually manage more, but I figured ten were fine), and they said “OK”. So now I’ve got something which resembles a solo show, and I’ve no idea what I’m doing. I can only hope that some of them sell, so I don’t have to drag them all home with me.
Maybe I should have tried something like this earlier, like when I started painting. To be honest, I still think this is pretty weird. I know I’ve been going on about the paintings for some time, and I’ve sent paintings to people for presents, and done art exchanges, etc. But I’m a little nervous now that it’s actually coming to this — displaying and trying to sell my art. Oh well, we’ll see how it all turns out. Two months from now, I’ll probably be packing all the same art back up and bringing it back home again. What can you do?

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