Thursday, September 24, 2009
My creative space
It's all a bit frantic around here this week. I've had a bad cold and have been trying to apply for jobs whilst also trying to get my kit together for the grand opening next weekend of the "Material Arts Studio Gallery" in Braidwood. That's where I'll be selling my boxes, sunnyboys and crochet flower brooches, alluded to a couple of months ago. Coincidentally my parents will be down that weekend and I'm just a little but excited by the whole event. I feel like I've grown up, or something.
It's been a hard slog - not just the making, but formulating an artist's statement for display in the gallery, and calculating a price for my items while considering the gallery commission and what I think people will be happy to pay. Yesterday, in the middle of a runny-nose attack, I had to dress in something other than polka dot PJs, put some makeup on, do something with one-inch long hair, and take a self portrait. I hate photos being taken of me. It took me about an hour, but I think I have something I am happy with. I still have to find a holder for my business cards and a frame for my artist's statement, but I'm on track to deliver tomorrow.
Oh, and I have an interview this afternoon, although it's more of a casting call, really. I have no idea what the job is or what it entails - such is the life of a contractor. I've just been told to turn up. I'm wondering, in my blurry headed state, whether it will be acceptable to answer the inevitable question "Tell us about your skills" with "Look, I do a little bit of everything and I'm good at it, OK? I just want to get the job DONE".
Maybe it's time for a panadol with a cup of tea first?
More creative spaces here.
And don't forget to check my shop for the quasi-sale - prices go up on October 1 but you can make the most of the improved exchange rate now!