...and I'm thinking some Willy-Nilly thoughts about it.
This weekend the 11th Annual Art Show of the Massasoit Art Guild is being held at the Spencer, Massachusetts, Town Hall. If you are around and have some time, the show goes on from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. I’m pushing this because I am a member of the Guild and have three photos in the show. I don’t expect to win anything, because I have seen the work of others who are going to enter the show, but I’m going for it anyhow.
The thing about preparing for a show like this for me is that I have to go through and evaluate my own work. I find that incredibly difficult. You see, I know what I like but I don’t have a clue what might or might not appeal to others. In the end, after long and hard consideration, I sort of closed my eyes and picked three of my photos and had them framed. Of course, now I am wondering if I shouldn’t have picked something else. Here are the ones I am entering:
I have a photo that I really like and spent some time on trying to make it work for the show, but no matter how much I messed with it or how I cropped it, I just couldn’t get it right. That’s frustrating. Wondering what you think. I like it but can’t put my finger on what's wrong with it. It’s this one:
This morning I took the time to adhere the identification stickers to the backs of the photos. The IDs ask for the artist’s name, the name of the picture, what category it belongs in and what the price is. I could remember my name and what I decided to name the photos, but I’ll be damned if I could remember the number of the category they belong in or the price I put on the entry form I sent in a few weeks ago. I was not happy. I usually agree with Rita Mae Brown’s quote, but not this morning.
I want to acknowledge an old friend of ours, Newton Frost. Newton was a true Renaissance man and a member of the Massasoit Art Guild. Sadly, he passed away in March of 2012, but three of his paintings are hanging on the walls of this house. Whenever I look at one, I remember him and know that he lives on through his art and that’s a wonderful legacy.