What do Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Meg C. all have in common? They are (or were) all fans of the mid-day nap. I am too, if given the opportunity.
This weekend was far too busy for any napping I'm afraid, benefits or not. Because I was so busy I didn't get much drawing or painting done either. I was busy concentrating marketing and organizing giclees and cards and all the other things necessary in the build up to Christmas. But tonight I did a quick, end of palette, oil painting of an image taken of me when asleep. Its about 40 minutes work and pretty loose. I hate it when people take unexpected photos, but the image got me thinking of sleep and dreams and other possibilities for painting, so perhaps its a good thing.
I released a limited edition of giclees that, to be honest, I'd almost forgotten I had. I put them away, something got laid on top...and you know the rest. These reproductions are Bacalhua, a gyotaku print that I'd created. I have 12 of the giclees on hand and after they've gone, there are no more like them. There are similar ones on my on demand printing site. These 'rediscovered' giclees seem to be going quickly, so act fast if you want to snag one. My Etsy shop is listing them right now and local shoppers can pick them up from me in St. John's or Flatrock.