Emerald Arts: Artworks, origami and custom made creatures by Emma Stronach.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Zac Efron is hot
It's funny, the first time I watched the Tim Minchen show I didn't really like it. Then I put it on to watch while I ate last night's market producey beef stroganoff for my lunch... liked it for a bit, then didn't like it again.
The markets yesterday were wierd. I'll write a bit more about it later, but yeah... wierd. My display looked awesome, I sold a painting and a toy kit and that was it. Everyone kept saying "Will you be here next time?"
I felt like saying "here every second week for the past year, so yes, probably" but it would have seemed rude. I really need to get a bigger space there so I can display things properly, because I was jammed in yesterday (by a lovely face painting fairy though, so it was a cool experience) and I think it impedes my sales. My boyfriends parents dropped by, announced that we were having lunch, then stood behind my table blocking all the paintings for ages. With a person, or two people, that's ok, but with my friend Kim and boyfriend and me and them, too many. I was trying not to be annoyed about it, told them I was tired and wouldn't be joining them (I hate being put on the spot too). So they went shopping while Ten and I packed up my stall, then he went to lunch with them.
I came home, had a dance to loosen up, had a big glass of milk and went to bed. I'd been asleep half an hour, when I heard her voice. I thought "Surely she wouldn't come back here when I had said that I would be sleeping". But I was wrong, they'd parked the car outside my bedroom window. Talked for ages. I could hear my boy trying to quietly end the conversation a couple of times, but it took a year. I don't want to bother him, it's not his fault his mum is annoying. So I emailed her and said that I have been sick, working hard, and that I don't appreciate being woken up. Now, some might argue that maybe it was too harsh of me or all a bit silly of her, but I don't think that's the case. I think that they decided they wanted to have lunch, so decided that it would be done without considering how the two of us felt about it. I think that's rude. Add to that parking directly outside my bedroom window, which is streets away from where they were having lunch, then talking outside it for EVER while I was trying to sleep... I think that's passive agressive and it really pisses me off.
Back to the markets...Don't know what it is, global financial crisis might have something to do with it. So frustrated. I've been working so hard, but if business doesn't pick up I'm going to have to give up on the painting for a while and work a normal 9-5 job until finances improve. But I can't do that, too sulky, too defeatist.
I think I will have the afternoon off (been working weeks straight) then Portfolio spam as many galleries/shops/agents as I can... stay the path. Believe in myself. Do what I love and it will all work out.
Edit: photos from yesterday's stall and the tree are on my facebook group "Emerald Arts"