Thursday, December 20, 2007

L'inattendu - 11

I've worked a whole day on completing the symbols for the front of the stage..there are a few more behind the the Maid's legs which I have yet to do but that area will carry my signature which as you know is always the final thing I do before completion of a picture. Despite the good progress and inspiration I've encountered today..I'm feeling flat and tired.So that you might have insight into the mind and thoughts of a working artist, I'll tell you that my wish is to to run away and hide from Christmas..I am entering the most intense and difficult time on this picture and to have something as annoying as Christmas take me away from what I'm doing is painful..you see art is inherently a selfish pursuit...at least at this stage..and I'm not really cut out for a 'normal' life.

4 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

I don't know many people who can stand up to the onslaught of injection-molded cheeriness at Christmas. We'll get through it. The ornamentation is superb.. and naughty!

Devil Mood said...

I completely understand. Artists don't have calendars when in the middle of the creative process.

Niall said...

Julie...I knew you'd spot it!how many more will?...actually it'es not that subtle!

DM...I do have a calendar..it's a Kylie Minogue one !(I can't believe i've admitted to that!)

Niall said...

Julie...I knew you'd spot it!how many more will?...actually it'es not that subtle!

DM...I do have a calendar..it's a Kylie Minogue one !(I can't believe i've admitted to that!)