Monday, February 1, 2010

Drawings and Hyde Park Art Show Ramblings

I realized I haven't put any art on here for awhile so I decided to put these two pencil drawings I did a few months ago. I really need to do more drawing. I'm always bouncing from one crazy idea to the next, constantly searching for my thing. Whatever that may be. I need to go back to my roots more often.
On a completly different note, I got an application for the Hyde Park Art Show in the mail this week. My first reaction was "pooh on you people!". But then I started thinking about it. They didn't accept me last year for my paintings. Clearly the judge was blind and lacked any artistic taste. I hope she doesn't read this. Oh, who am I kidding. I'm still convinced the only person who ever reads this blog is my friend Lisa who probably only checks it when she has nothing better to do. But I'm straying from my point. I didn't go to the show last year because I knew I would be pissed off at some of the stuff that got in over me. Shallow and immature, yes. But my friend Rick went and he seems to think I would have made a killing selling my clocks there. I've only tried to sell my clocks at a show once and it was at a very small craft show at a local church. Now I'm not being condescending at all, but people just looked at my clocks with complete mystification. No one knew who Salvador Dali was and certainly didn't know the clocks were supposed to be melting. I heard one person telling another they thought they were feet. What? So I think it goes without saying I didn't sell a thing. That was obviously a bit discouraging. Especially because I sell well online. The Hyde Park Art Show is on a whole different level. I think just about everyone that goes to that show would know who Dali was and I think they would understand the clocks. If my clocks are going to sell at a show this would be a good test. So I'm going for it. The worst thing that's going to happen is that I don't get accepted again and I'm out $30.00. The second worst thing that could happen is that I get accepted and don't sell anything. At least then I would know not to bother with art shows. I'll keep you posted Lisa. The judging is in April.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Don't you just love it when you have to explain your work to people? Happens to me quite frequently.

You now have at least two people reading your blog! I found it very entertaining, and here's the best part...I'm not a Hyde Park judge! :-)