Friday, April 15, 2011

Nearing the end

 Flatrock - watercolour

My art has been put on a backburner this week for the most part as I gear up for tomorrow's workshop. Most things are in place and it should be a fun day playing with the fishies.

Once the workshop is behind me I can finish up the paperwork for it, submit it and that's another chapter closed.  What have I learned by doing this project? 

  • I can write a proposal with sufficient substance that it secures an art grant.
  • I can produce a body of work in a specific time frame while working full time at a day job.
  • I can compartmentalize my day job and my art.
  • I can find extra hours to work on a project.
  • I can juggle project work, as well as produce other non-related pieces of art.
  • I can still keep the blog going with 3 or more posts a week while working on the project.
 Everything in life is within reach if you want it badly enough.  You'll find the money, the time, the energy - just go and do it. 

Meanwhile, here's a small update on the watercolour of the rocks leading out into the sea at Flatrock.  It still has a ways to go, but heading in the right direction.  The rock detail is time consuming as there are so many layers and shapes. Its a good exercise in concentration and like most complex pieces, once broken down into sections, it comes together more easily.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Jeanette, congratulations on your achievements and have fun tomorrow!

Gayle Mason said...

Good luck with the workshop I hope you all have a fantastic day.
Wish I lived just a touch nearer so that I could have participated.

Margaret Ryall said...

Hope the workshop goes well. It's been a short but long time since we did the grant writing workshop. I see it worked for you. Congratulations on completing what you set out to do.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Christiane, it was great fun.

Gayle, thanks, it would be lovely if you could have been close enough to come too.

It did go well Margaret. And yes, that grant workshop was the good luck charm. There's satisfaction in knowing that the project is complete.