Friday, March 30, 2012

Thank Goodness for London Timeraiser!

JIll Price, Treed: Playdate, 2011, 
For the last three months sales have been less than scarce to the point where I have actually been having dreams (nightmares) about waitressing again.  Many of my peers and myself have been sharing our frustration over the current art market and what people are choosing to buy.  These discussions often end in someone pulling at their hair and letting out a drawn out yell of some sort.  As I drove home today from picking up an art rental gig I had up in Collingwood, one which ended in no immediate sales I might add, my motivation to make new work took another hit despite me having four shows to work towards.  Then, just when I thought my day was a complete write-off,  I finally received notification from London's Timeraiser Event that my piece "Playdate" has been selected for this year's event to happen on  Thursday May 10th, 2012 at the London Arts Project.  I find it fascinating that just when I needed something or someone from the universe to confirm my efforts, it pleasantly appeared in my inbox.  I guess I will get back to work first thing tomorrow. Whew, one more month of studio rent looked after!

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