More Artwork, Another Exhibition and a Volcano In Iceland
What have I been doing for the couple of weeks? I just noticed I haven't posted since the 8th of April, and it makes me stop and think about that.
Well, I've been painting a lot and if I'm painting I don't seem to be able to switch gears and write.
I didn't want to destroy my momentum with the artwork, so I went with the flow to get the benefit of the higher than normal output.
Since I don't have any earth shattering opinions to mull over or profound observations, I thought I'd just do a post about my current artworks and about my friend the writer being stuck in Switzerland.
The first piece in my submissions is my gagged lady... The name of the piece is The Wheels Are Turning and it was really an expression of my frustration at my last IT job. I felt the politics swirling around me, and felt that I had very little say in things that directly affected me. An old story with an IT corporate type of job, I had seen a number of close friends get downsized over the years, so that only added to my feelings of powerlessness and frustration.
Whatever happens to me in the future, I believe it was the healthiest choice I've ever made, because once you get stuck in a corner (much like a floor painter painting themselves into no escape!), you can feel like your are slowly dying if you aren't careful.
Another thing that I've been working on is more glass painting, I've started trying to work on free standing glass works that can be put in windows for display.
This is much more viable for me as I rent, I don't own a house and I'd like to have portable examples of the glassworks. Take a look at my first stab at this, the piece isn't quite finished, but it's very pretty and can be moved. Unfortunately, the photos still don't do them justice, my on-going struggle to capture the beauty of the glass work continues, slight improvements, but I'm still not getting the full effect.
This aerial photo shows a plume of ash rising from the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Monday. While the volcanic ash cloud covering parts of Europe continues to wreak havoc for airlines, grounding most of the continent's air travel for several days has had a ripple effect extending far beyond Europe's borders. (AP Photo/Jon Gustafsson)
Anyway, she is still trying to get back to North America and not having much luck. At least some of the hotels in Europe have cut their rates considerable to try to help out the stranded travelers!