|My Hat that Swims, Self portrait, Charcoal, 9 x 12|
Note done on 9 x 12 paper. It's very hard not drawing with
my whole body. This is practice drawing #1.
|Almost packed. Two Mastersen palette boxes hold the total list.|
Both fit nicely into the kid's carry-on luggage piece.
To the 350, I've already spent joining the Association (50), to get a lower price on the workshop (250), I've added the suggested supplies plus a Kid's carry on suitcase bringing the total cost to a whopping 431.73 plus some tax! The filbert brushes take the prize. They better be more magical than the slanted flats that served me so well on The Unknown Children.
I didn't charge nearly enough for that portrait. I'm surprised I was even able to paint it with the meager supplies I had on hand, but I did--and didn't do a bad job either. After next week though, I'm going to be fantastic--but starving on some street corner after Honey sees the bills. I'm pretty sure he's going to want to trade this crazy fool in for a wife who just plays Canasta.
Jitters aside,art prices should be high. It is a costly pursuit involving not only money, but time and emotional stress chasing after that little piece of perfection we can never quite reach. This workshop may bring me closer to the satisfaction I'm looking for when I look at my own work--or at the very least, sharpen my eye. All spent, all packed, I'm ready to go. --After just a bit more practice drawing small with charcoal.
|Packed and ready to roll with or without the outstanding UPS order.|
Thanks Celeste Bergin for a very functional idea.