Sunday, 24 March 2013

On show

I did it! I managed to get three paintings finished, framed and delivered to the Realitas Community Arts Centre in time for their weekend Art Education Fair. (If you click on the Realitas link to find out more you don’t have to sign in to Facebook – just close the sign-in box)

I know my paintings are far from perfect, but believe me they’re a big improvement on my first efforts just over a year ago! I’m so pleased I managed to find the courage to join the art group and ‘have a go’.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Word of the week (14)

‘I’m not talking to myself,’ said the playwright. ‘I’m trying out a soliloquy.’

(That was her story and she was sticking to it!)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Diversion ahead

I succeeded with the February Write1Sub1 challenge by writing a new children’s short story (but haven’t decided where to send it yet), and submitting the adult short story I wrote in January to the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook competition. I also started another short story and managed quite a lot of work on my novel.

My writing to-do list for March is equally ambitious but I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to tick everything off. A major distraction is looming …
The amateur art group that I belong to has been offered some exhibition space in the wonderful Realitas Arts Centre. We’ve got just three weeks to produce three paintings each – properly mounted and framed – to be put on public display. I don’t think any of my past efforts are good enough so I’m going to have to spend a lot less time at the computer and a lot more at the easel!