Well this is my plan for today. The little art book has loads of paintings that I want to read about and I’m going to cross-reference them from the gallery website and find out about the new collections there, because I start my new job THIS THURSDAY. And I always fancied being one of those art boffin types.
I have a few new paintings and a couple of sketches and like, a million ideas so I’m going to work on those this afternoon as well.
Yesterday I spent the day in Edinburgh and I grabbed the chance to speak to one of the street performers. I’ve been fascinated by him ever since I was small. Turns out he has been doing his performances (he has quite a variety) for a long, long time and what I loved was that not only does it still thrill me to watch him but that after all these years, he hasn’t lost one ounce of enthusiasm. I still get the feeling that as he performs he is the happiest he has ever been. We chatted and he was telling me how women are now coming up to him pushing prams and remembering when they were little the impression he made on them. I figured that what he has is exactly what I’m aiming to create with Sense Of Self. Something I’m happy to do every day forever, that makes people think a little bit more and to share a smile.
The bit I liked the most was that as a man, he was everything I imagined he would be- polite, cool, passionate and it felt good to be able to speak to him.
That’s what I’m aiming for.