Sorry for the seemingly random submissions all gathered under one umbrella but I need to clear my metaphorical palette.
Strange things have been landing in my email box. I think because I joined the Facebook CGU Alumni group I received this announcement:I could be mistaken but I don't think I actually know Lisa Adams but there was a painting that really caught my eye when I went to visit her web site: Chris Rywalt, who as you may know is the mercurial Blogger/Painter/Facecracker, has tipped me off to two painters. Carolanna Parlato and Kathryn Nova Williams, respectively:
I am totally making connections now.
I've been drawing whenever I can get a chance. For me, that is not a quick and easy space to land in. Needless to say, I have found the time to fester and percolate and make some more six inch square drawings that I've posted to my Flickr set Pencilove. From that set, I have been occasionally shuffling jpgs over to eBay and trying to sell them from my nascent blog Seeing is Forgetting the Name of Thing One Sees (a title which I appropriated from Lawrence Weschler). Since I started Seeing, I've received two interesting emails that I can't trace as easily as a Facebook connection. The first came from Gino Orlandi who actually offered me money for advertising space! He is pitching an e-book titled "Fuel for Art." One of the tag lines reads: “Fuel for Art Has All of the Inside Secrets About How to Sell Art Online That the Successful Artists Don’t Want You to Know.” I'm not sure what to do. I just linked his shit for free. Should I send him an invoice? Do I want to start accepting advertising? Money is money, no? I definitely would like to read his book. . . if it works.
Then there is the email from Wayne Roberts who has developed Artmo. "An invitation-only collective, Artmo was created to connect collectors and art enthusiasts to the best contemporary art from galleries around the world. By inviting only notable art dealers featuring established and emerging artists, Artmo ensures collectors easy access to fine art of exceptional quality."
Sounds great. That is, if you receive an invitation. I wrote to Wayne and expressed my concerns and suggested that he get in contact with The Kristi Engle Gallery and Gallery Moda so that I could benefit from his online Art market.
I left this comment on Jacques blog:
I will cherish what I have.
I will try to be strong.
I can't make anything of this.
I am instantly sober and foolish.