But Where will you be?

I know they say moving house is stressful.

I’m aware of it.
And I’ve tried to deal with the daily problems in a sensible and realistic way, keeping communications open.

But, I’m doubly aware of the stress, no quadrupably, aware of it THIS week!

Without going into the boring legal stuff of describing the minute details of solictors phone calls, helpful solicitors secretaries, panicky estate agents, laid back vendors, confident purchasers, over officious mortgage lenders, cock-ups with Land Registry, late night searches for old deeds going back to the 1800s, boundary queries regarding red lines, and removal van logistical problems…………..!

So, when I know I have to fill out  a couple of forms this week for exhibitions in the near future, and they ask difficult questions like “address” and  “phone number” – I’m not sure what to put! Hopefully, I won’t be at my current address. But, if the sale is delayed, I might not be at my new address. I can hardly put “Care of whoever will put me up that night” can I !!!!!?!

As well as that I’ve had to decide which pictures will be in the exhibitions a month before I need to take them to be hung. And they want to know “size” of each one. Bearing in mind that I’ve had to clambour over packing boxes to find them in various places around the house, measure them, and fill out the details. It’s a big enough job without the extra aggro of house upheaval! Aand I’ve also got to bear in mind that at the other end, they need to be found easily rather than labelled under a generic “art” tag! Perhaps I need to make a label that says “Don’t put this in a far corner, keep it near to the door, as you’re going to need it soon after you move in” label.

Life’s not boring, at the moment.

(Understatement of the week!!!)

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

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