I apologize in advance. It is a struggle trying to do this in a strategic, but gracious manner.
What I really want is this magic agentelfmanagerassistantadvocateconsigliere
to come along and take all this over. Ain’t gonna happen! My wife kindly (and against all logic) gives me sound advice and encouragement, but it is a real task to keep this stuff up in addition to applying for shows and museums, etc. Like most artists, I really just want to spend my time in the studio, but this is all a necessary evil needed to pay for materials, supplies, shipping, and entry fees. Still at the end of the day I realize how very fortunate I am to even be producing this work. Christopher Rothko (Clinical Psychiatrist and son of Mark Rothko) writes: "The very act of painting is a hopeful act". It really provides purpose and continued growth. I am grateful. Forgive my complaining and the overt commercialism.