Tuesday, March 02, 2010
I'm calling this portrait complete, more or less. There are still some areas that need darkening and refining but it was just a fun drawing so I'm not worrying it to death and I'm sure people get tired of seeing the same thing 3 days in a row!
I have a grant application finalized and ready to go into the mail tomorrow. There is always a degree of stress with any application, checking and doubling checking to make sure I have all the necessary forms and documents and support materials in place.
Of course applying for a grant, or more so getting awarded a grant, brings yet another set of stresses. I have to actually produce the work then! But that would be a good thing. Deadlines and some pressure really do help push me forward, otherwise I can procrastinate and suddenly the time is up.
Whether I get the grant or not is immaterial as the work that I have planned will still be completed, just not quite as much perhaps and the framing may put me in the poorhouse for awhile. But I'm hoping it will be worth it.