Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stone House - SOLD


"Stone House"
Corsica, France
9x12 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Well, my first new year goal has fallen to the wayside. I had intended to post every day in my blog & spend more time answering comments & feedback. I've missed the past 2 days - perhaps 365 days was too high of a goal! No matter, we carry on, don't we?

My elderly dog, my best friend, has started to do not-so-well. In my heart, I think it's the beginning of the end, which is something that stabs me right in the heart. All I can do now is hug him & let him know he is loved. And to all the people who keep asking me if I'll get another dog - please, I can't think of that right now. My gut reaction is NO but time changes things. We shall see. No matter, we carry on, don't we?

I have tried to find a routine for posting my work, both here & on auction & on Facebook. Thought I had a routine in place. (With a separate day job I find my "extra" time limited, so a routine is crucial for me to keep to a daily presence with my art). However I have to revamp my routine - just found that 1 place where I post has a special requirement. This will take a bit more work on my part to find a new groove with this, so for now, I'm skipping it. One more thing on the to-do list - I'll have to revisit this another time. Shame, because it appeared to be a good avenue for art exposure. No matter, we carry on, don't we?

Some of you may know that I handle the Traveling Chicken blog/challenge. Lately it has been having issues with artists unable to participate. And with each artist that skips, the time between posts gets longer & longer. In fact, both the blog & it's Facebook page has ceased to have interest & comments (except for the constant flow of spam that I have to review & delete every day). Right now I'm trying to put together a list of artists that responded so I can get this little chick on it's journey again. Then I need to try & contact every artist still on the waiting list to see if they still have interest. Just a bit more time of my now stretched-thin day. But no matter, we carry on, don't we?

And with this whole list, I sit here today waiting to go spend the day doing something I don't want to do. It has me feeling sad - and anxious. As the to-do list grows, I spend a full day of valuable time doing something I'd rather not do. But to keep the peace, I will. Tomorrow is another day....

Ah, tomorrow starts the week of SuperBowl. No, it's not a week of parties for me. I live a stone's throw away from the MetLife stadium. My world, my commute to work & home, everything in my area is going to take extra time, extra patience. Buses will be rerouted, tourists everywhere, and a lot of drunken lost souls. With the weather & extreme cold temps, the commute has already stretched to 2-1/2 hours each way (yes, that is 5 hours every day spent commuting) - I can only imagine what this week will be like. 

No matter, we carry on, don't we?

3 comments:

Sea Dean said...

I did a few years of double shifts with that kind of commute each way and it had it's good and bad points. Falling asleep and missing the stop on the way home after midnight was definitely one of them. I feel for you. Your best buddy not well, I feel for you there too. Don't be too hard on yourself. It seems you may need to start doing digital art or get a tiny pochade. Good luck with everything. Hugs

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh Nancie...You sound so despondent. I am so very sorry for the tough times ahead. We too have an older dog that seems is beginning to fail as well. It hurts to see them hurt. Wish I had some way to help you out and laugh at myself. I'm in the same boat time wise. My husband also has a similar commute each day.

CrimsonLeaves said...

P. S. I do so love stone houses and this one is a beauty!

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