Thin Red Line
I’ve had a busy few weeks and today I’ve spent the majority of the day filling in a job application form for a part-time job. I now need to find a job that provides some financial security as my current relief post can mean that I am liable to have weeks here & there where there is no work available. I have 2 weeks ahead of me that are empty of paid work.
Although in many ways this is a good thing as I now have time to take some much-needed rest & relaxation (My Current paid job doesn’t include paid holiday) it also allows me some much-needed time in the studio to work on some ongoing paintings and to start some new work.
I’ve also been busy re shooting photographs of my work so that they can be uploaded to a galleries website: I’m now waiting for the thumbs up from the gallery and to deliver the work itself… fingers crossed!
My main aim for 2013 is to have my work accepted my 2-3 good galleries.
And today we have finally finished editing a video to promote a crowdfunding pitch for The Old Lock Up Studio. Those of you who were following my blog last year may remember the crowdfunding that I ran last year: so as I could develop the studio.
Well this year I am faced with the same difficulty, although not as prominent as last year. As the studio is becoming increasingly financially sustainable we are not yet in a position to be completely sustainable and that is why crowdfunding is needed to raise the £1000 shortfall on the lease for the next 12 months.
Here is the company that we will be using to crowdfund
People Fund It’s founder is Hugh fearnley-whittingstall of River Cottage.
In the next few days the crowdfunding pitch will go live!
I’ve had to take a deep breath & be filmed for the video: the thought of that made my stomach churn for several days. The job is now done and I feel a little more comfortable about sitting in front of a video camera now, although not completely…
The painting above ‘Thin Red Line’ was completed during last Summer.