March 4th, 2018
Music - Heart, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Tyler
TV in Background - Daria
I'm sure there will be a lot more posts about applications so I just decided to go with Applications 1. On Friday night I applied to two different art exhibitions, one in real life and one online. My friend J wanted me to apply to the real life one, and the online one approached me via instagram, a kind of art contest thing for print edition magazine. I had a tarot card reading by a really really talented woman at the NY Renaissance Festival and she said I would have the best luck selling online. So now I'm trying to just apply to everything that comes my way. I blast Heart, or Stevie NIcks, or any other power ballads to get me through the push of formatting images, writing descriptions, and why my work fits the certain show.
J got back to me about my application and he said it was great! Yay, here is the piece submitted.
Writing about how your art fits another persons' curated show is hard. It's a job interview, like, how would you help benefit the show? Sometimes I don't know how to say that. I tried to write the description on the train to work, between clients, shoveling my lunch into my face, and on the train again. Friday night, after thinking I did a really good job and was almost done with my description, I went to type it at 9:00PM and had a conversation with my husband, Andy, that went like this:
Me: Awwww, are you serious?
M: It has to be 250 words
A: How many do you have?
A: How did mistake 28 for 250?
M: My handwriting is bigger on the page in my journal
I wrote the proposal as if the Three Graces were RSVPing to a party. The curators were the party throwers, and my girls were invitees. Tee Hee. I'm such a big weirdo that me trying to fit into anything or change how I am has never worked out. In your 30's you give way less fucks than in your 20's. My paintings are my babies, don't get me wrong, I love them more than anything and care a lot a lot a lot. But I also know someone might not like my baby, like how some people are allergic to cats. It's just not going to vibe. Someone that dismisses my work isn't going to harsh my mellow like it would have 10 years ago.
Andy also said he would download Chrono Cross for me on my computer if I applied. I really really wanted to sit on the couch and play video games. But I kept trucking! I was pretty happy with what I wrote.
Candy Dreams - Incarnation of the Three Graces Aglaia, Thalia and Eurphrosyne
Painting by Alli Wolf
The Three Graces, Aglaia, Thalia, and Euphrosyne, come together in a magical dreamworld to inspire joy. They bring you Japanese candy, Magnolia cupcakes and crystalized lavender doughnuts. The Jabberwock has invited the three girls with candy-floss hair to come and play. Aglaia, goddess of beauty, splendor and glory, with blue hair offers you cupcakes. Euphrosyne, goddess of merriment and joy, with bunnies and deer cookies in her hair, looks on you inquisitively with good cheer. Thalia, goddess of abundance, with peppermint white hair, hopes to surprise the Jabberwock with enough treats to feed everyone at the banquet. In a time when they are most needed, the Graces are with us to bring joy and mirth.
I think it's OK? Anyways, I was really pleased with myself and it's OK if I get rejected. I'm actually trying to put myself out there and that's a big step for me. My astrologer also told me I was in a seed planting stage of my life that was going to last for the next 12 years. YAY. Also, I got to spend all of this morning playing Chrono Cross, then running in the park listening to David Bowie and JPop.
If you haven't played Squaresofts' masterpiece of 1999 "Chrono Cross" please play it. It's so beautiful, the story is amazing, and even my parents loved the OST! We played it in the car on the way to middle school when my Mom would drive me. Connie is a fan of Yasunori Mitsuda. Here are some screen shots before I go. We are hosting an Oscar party and we have oven appetizers, margaritas and box wine to set out.