Thank you so much for checking in with me… It is comforting to know that not posting for ten days is a cause for concern! I appreciate the caring notes from those who have taken the time to send a personal email wondering if everything is alright.
My reason for not posting? Life! We left for Edmonton on Thanksgiving Monday. Colin needed another MRI and we decided to just “run up to Edmonton” for the test instead of waiting indefinitely for the same test in Saskatchewan. It’s about a 10 hour drive and I could hardly believe how exhausted I was when we got back on Wednesday night (and I didn’t even do the driving!). On Thursday I was out with a major migraine. I clawed my way back to reality on Friday to prepare for the “Intro to Digital Photography” workshop I had committed to teach for our Camera Club on Saturday. Sunday was another write off with a second migraine. One year ago last weekend I ended up in the hospital with such a migraine, but this year I fought hard not to tax the local medical system…
When I didn’t live in a darkened room, or was preparing handouts for the workshop last week I put my energy into completing a couple of submissions for our Annual Art Guild Exhibition. We usually don’t have to get the work completed till November, this year we are slotted for two full months at the gallery and the deadline approached much too fast!
Today I made pictures of the textile piece I am entering. I am also submitting a photographic triptych, in a way a metaphor to tell the story of my life over the past year… The images are in today’s slideshow. I hope you can see the progression.
One would think that photography is easy to enter into an exhibition. I didn’t find this at all this year. As with any art project, I first I had the idea, I made the images before we left for Edmonton. I found a frame I felt will support the concept… My friendly printer successfully printed the images and I was very pleased when I picked them up. However, the frame has given us nothing but grief. I knew I would have to alter it a little and Colin was a great help with figuring things out… I could elaborate further but let it suffice to say: Three minds have been spending much time on solving the hanging issue – I will know later today if it works. 😉
I am working on the artist statements right now but when another email arrived checking in to inquire whether everything is OK here I decided to give a life sign. Sorry I have not attended to the blog for 10 days… My promise to you: I will be posting regularly again starting today!