Monday, June 6, 2011

some days it's hard to be inspired.......


There are days that one should not go to the mail box.  Yes another letter possibly wait listing me but don't hold out much hope.  A small show in Rochester at the Memorial Art Gallery but none the less not a for sure show to written in on the calendar of 2011.

For now I have one in the bag for sure show, written in ink on my calendar and now wondering if I will be able to afford the expense to go, it is a quandary.  Must say the stack is of "sorry, try next year" letters is disheartening and one wonders where to go next.  I will attempt the studio sale this year and have a street festival next weekend and then I am done until December 9th.

the pots I have tried to jury in with are as follows..........





and of course the proverbial booth shot........


guess it's time to rock out the bee plates...........


today I think I will close the studio door and go plant potatoes, long over due to be in the ground.......  

I was thinking if we parented the way the art world juries we would be brought up on charges.  We love you, we hate you, your work is incredible, you suck......... 
guess there are a whole bunch of us out there trying to make a living at this thing called art and the competition is steep.......... maybe too steep.  I know I am learning I just don't have the stomach for it.  

Potatoes........ a good day for potatoes........






5 comments:

Johnson House Herbs & Art said...

Peachin' to the choir, Kiddo!

gz said...

agree. Two rejections so far this year.

Nearly spud lifting time here, they are beginning to flower

madpotter1 said...

after spending yesterday afternoon applying for jobs on line I will wait and see if the phone rings.
to have a simple paycheck would be a wonderful thing as the "hand to mouth" has been a roller coaster ride for sure!
We will see if Home Depot, Lowe's, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods will want my talents.......

then maybe two studio sales a year and nix the juried shows........

boy things don't always go the way one thinks they might......

relishing the much needed rain this morning :)

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

My goodness your pots are beautiful!
Thanks for dropping into my blog, its always a pleasure to hear from some one new out there, especially when you make such lovely art pieces.

madpotter1 said...

Morning! C.C. welcome!
Gardening, pottery and all around life's trials and tribulations seem worthy of blogging.
Helps to keep up with my kids letting them know what going on here at home......

running to the studio early today as we are going to hit 96 - 98 degrees today! YIKES!

When the underpants burst into flames, time to go in and turn on the fan! Lettuce will be toast by noon I fear.