I love creating Art. I love the dyeing and printing of fabrics. I love the cutting and composing. I love the layering and stitching. I even love adding the bindings, labels and hanging sleeves. But Art is not Art in my mind unless it is seen by others. And that means spending time on administration and on self-promotion.
On activities like writing this blog post.
On refreshing my website – I have updated the About section and added new images to the Hidden Message and Storm / Still pages. I’ve also updated the ‘Latest Works’ image with one of my minitature quilt ‘Vestiges’.
On getting together with other Etcetera members to finish preparations for our next exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery – the exhibition runs from Saturday 10th September to Saturday 15th October. Yesterday we used a scale model to work out the layout of the exhibition. We discussed critical details of the Preview Evening (Friday 9th September from 7pm to 9pm) such as how to distribute invitations, how much wine to buy, whether we should have music etc.
On researching potential opportunities to exhibit, on keeping my database of completed works up to date, on monitoring my progress on projects against key deadlines, on answering emails etc etc.
In fact all of the types of activities you would work on if you ran a small business because that is what being an exhibiting artist is.