Monday 30 May 2022

30 05 2022 that's done and very successful too - sold an amazing amount of paintings and drawings (not being evasive, just haven't totted up the figures and there are some being held to final decisions) It's really encouraging, when people actually want the stuff. Most of it quite difficult too. 

Pain slight.

Today is the household slog I've managed to evade for so long. Beginning to want to return to work. Actually absent for most of this month but I'm planning to carry some drawing materials on my travels.

Friday 27 May 2022

27 05 2022

 Hung, open, ready.... now for a snooze

Sunday 22 May 2022

22 05 2022

 Back home after a weeks absence, full of ideas if not exactly robust good health - and find a mixture of guests arriving, appointments made and exhibitions promised will prevent leaping into work. 

Immediate issue is preparing for the artistes a suivre ( Living in Esperaza means I do the OFF with the other artists, basically open studios. Except NO-ONE gets into my studio and the vast garage where the work is stored which is my usual space is tooooo difficult, which leaves the little gallery in the courtyard. Perfect; but the external gates onto Rue St Saens have to be opened and hung and the route from there to the gallery cleared of wheelbarrows and old windows. Easy. But I'm away tomorrow (Leucate date for lunch)  and Tues. (huge list and collection of friends from airport), can start Weds either side of lunch date for the opening Thurs. That closes at the end of month and other commitments loom... 

On the plus side, didn't take painkillers while I was away and the pain has nearly gone. It's there but not a lot. 

And also on the plus side, don't have to do any of this :) Can throw a tantrum and not bovver.

Friday 13 May 2022

13 05 2022

 It seems that I will live, docs OK though more tests when I get back from the UK - where I go tomorrow, working in Loughborough for a week. Apart from health issues, this will be a challenge though I have a few ideas. 

Saturday 7 May 2022

07 05 2022

 Much better, or much better use of drugs, dunno - visual acuity returning. Sat by the river and drew this morning. Ca marche.

Friday 6 May 2022

06 05 2022


-Taking down Limoux show this afto.

Scan well scary, I have a lump. Albeit small. French medical speak incomprehensible so waiting to talk to a doctor who can interpret the results for me. Wish I had the energy to work.

Tuesday 3 May 2022

03 05 2022

 Got the cafe du Fa show up - well, Christian did, bless him, while I did the up-a-bit thing. Scan tomorrow. Can't wait to see whats been eating me.

Sunday 1 May 2022

01 05 2022

 Quite absurdly pleased with this, the first mark-making for damn nearly a month. Its Jeanette at 94. She's OK about me going back to have another go at it though I'm rather happy with the strong/frail look of her, both bewildered and knowing.