Hang on a moment, I'll get there. It's time for a wee bit of reflection.
Well, here I am again blogging away for the A to Z Challenge. Last year my posts were all about death, which kind of makes sense since this is the "Death Writer" blog and I have a book written that is all about death. But, ya know what? I don't want to do that this year. This year I want to wing it. I want to fly by the seat of my pants and be spontaneous. In other words, I want to live. So, each night I'm going to write the first thing that starts with the corresponding letter of the day. It's like a psychological test of sorts and anything can happen.
So, why am I going to write about art today? Well, my husband, the love of my life is an artist. Last week, I saw a post on Facebook about grants for artists and one of them had my husband's name all over it. Painter over 45? Check. And guess when the deadline is? Today. We had seven days to complete an essay, an artist's statement, a resume, an application and assemble ten jpeg images of his art. Oh, and he happened to be out of town at the time. I am not one to cower away from a ridiculous deadline, so I gently encouraged my husband to hop on this crazy get a grant train and get er done! And as I'm typing this, he is putting the finishing touches on his artist's statement. If anything, it allowed him to focus on his art for the week and maybe think about what he wants to accomplish in the next year. It's a win-win situation.
So, here is a pic of my husband's handiwork when he painted backdrops for touring rock bands. I loved this image. It was done for the band Slayer and was designed by Paul Booth. Erik just recreated it on a 24 x 40 foot backdrop.
Well, my fellow bloggers. I'll keep this short and simple. I look forward to meeting you in the next month.