So, there have been about 40 different art exhibits in 40 different states all under this umbrella of Nasty Women (what trump called Clinton during a debate) group. When I tell people that I am participating it is kind of surprising to me how many people do not get the nasty woman reference. This nation has a short memory span!!
Anyway, I put some photos in the Connecticut show and went to the opening reception last night. It was unbelievable. The inside of the gallery was completely mobbed, you had to rub against people to move through the gallery and outside there was a line down the block to get in! Pretty fabulous. On a personal level I loved being surrounded by people who have the same concerns as I do.
Much of the art was very angry and straightforward, there was a great deal of printed word on the art, things like RESIST, there were vaginas everywhere, there were some other pretty graphic pieces, and sprinkled in-between these artworks were the more implied, less literal pieces, like mine, which viewed as a group (I put up four images in a grid) speak about intimacy and also solitude. I chose 4 images of trees which grow intertwined with other trees almost as if they are lovers, or protectors, or even parent trees. Anyway, rumor has it there is a collector who is interested in three of the images. I'm not getting worked up until I know for sure. I pledged 1/3 of my asking price to planned parenthood, so was hoping that there would be interest. In the case of photos, I can make multiples, (thinking about a limited edition of 10 of each print) so I could make a bigger donation than an artist selling a one of a kind piece could.
The BIL starts chemo on Monday. I'm worried about him, emotionally and physically. If you ever knew anyone on chemo I don't have to explain it to you. If you haven't known anyone on chemo, let's just say it's like taking just enough poison not to kill you 100%. I hope my BIL is strong enough.
I still haven't been working on my book, but I am going to do some writing today. After dinner seems to be a good time for me to write. Since it was a snow day today (the best kind where we got 5 inches but it all melted on the driveway so there is nothing on the driveway!) I theoretically had all day to write but I ended up binge watching a ridiculous amount of netflix. I forgive myself. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. I might go outside and enjoy the snow with sweet pea soon. I'll probably bring my camera too, even though I really hate the snow. Then I'll make an early dinner so I can have a nice long stretch of after dinner writing. My goal for the day is 2,000 words. I can usually put that much down if I really set my mind to it. Gotta get the mind set going on.