I am learning OpenOffice Impress which is the freebie PowerPoint program that I can use on my laptop for the presentation at the Scottsdale Artist League on July 11. I had it pictured that I would just go through my 3000 snapshots and run them like I do on the computer.... keeping in mind I tried to show them to some friends the other day and after two hours, we were only up to May 15.
It is a great way to organize my thoughts but it is also a great way to pretty much stay right where I am. I do need to figure out my future and which of the 30 or so paintings in my head will escape to canvas.
I also have another project...... I am going to apply for next year.
The Artist in Residence program may or may not be around long, the way things are going and very few parks will let my cabin mate join me. Aside from trying to find cat-sitters for shorter possible residences, I DO have a STRONG concept for the next residency. This trip was so overwhelming I am having a hard time winnowing it to a single vision.
I am also drooling over possibly learning what happens in the season changes in the park. Thinking of snow on my teepees is actually exciting. Not learning to drive in slush or closing the windows and trying to keep warm, as it is the ONLY time to be happy living down in the valley, but I see WHY I need another month.
EVEN BETTER, four or more one week visits through the year to build an intimate knowledge of the place. I feel like I belong there....sort of like it belongs to me...
Makes me feel even more cabin fever looking at the photos over and over again...
Queen of the Battleship