Well I have to tell you about ½ of a day in an artist’s life. It was Saturday and one of the first things was to get ready for the art class. So prying open the doors to the Corona Art Association gallery was the first order of business. Yes pushing all of the right numbers with big fingers, in the right order on that little key pad is a challenge in its self. But with that task done, the rest was going to come easy.
So opening up the front door to let out the stale air and get some of the crisp clean Downtown Corona, California air in was easy. Because I was actually the early bird, I got the parking space next to the tree so my truck would be in the shade most of the day. Somehow I think that act will keep my upholstery from falling apart before it’s supposed to by maybe a day or two.
Next on the list was to bring in my traveling artists box. Well it’s actually a converted tackle box, but no one really cares what the heck I call it. Then the container of salt that was going to be the “star of the day.”
Oh wait I have to about the picture today. It’s one of the first attempts at this Artists Cards, or ATC’s by one of my student artists. I explained what the concept of the cards was and then turned them loose. This set happens to be from an artist called David and I think they are really cool.
But today’s project was for them to put down a wash in watercolor and then add the salt. Let the salt dry and the salt would create this really nice random pattern. Yes some simple salt was actually the teacher.
Well once that was over with, it was time for some grub and I was the one who was suppose to sit the gallery. So off to get some quick Chinese food that I can barely eat with a fork, so don’t go thinking I was using any of the fancy chop sticks. So after I was just getting good at winding the chow mein around the fork it was gone along with the other chicken.
Then just as I was relaxing and working on the level of my coffee cup, in the door comes out Second Vice President, MaryLou carrying a big bag of ice. Well that told me it was time to get the gallery ready for the Artists Reception. So clearing away some of the left over art pieces I was working on, I gave full attention for the arrival of the artists and their guests.
Well one by one they came through the door carrying all of the mainly homemade taste tempting goodies. After much of the food was gone, they voted on the choices for the art. Ribbons were passed out and I took pictures of them standing beside their art with big smiles on their face.
So after all of them were gone, it was time for me to sweep the floor and turn out the lights. It was exactly the same time as I had arrived in the morning. So I was actually there for 12 hours, which in my book is ½ of a day.