Sunday, 6 March 2016

Number 1

So, my cover competition entry is going better than expected and I am currently in second place, about 35 or so 'likes' behind the current leader. This is quite good although I feel a bit mercenary in my efforts to try and get more likes. I don't know why as I am just asking people to click one button, but then maybe I don't like having to ask for help to do things. In this case though, I am definitely going to get by with a  little help from my friends!

I will keep you updated as to my progress, I think it is going to be a closely fought battle with only 3 days left. That is assuming it isn't like eBay and everyone hasn't kept their main supporters under their hat for a landslide victory at the end. Interesting either way.

In the meantime I think I am going to settle down for the afternoon and paint. I saw a picture online the other day that I would quite like to have a go at. I also potentially managed to mend my computer's space issues yesterday, assuming that compressing my C Drive isn't a bad idea. I read afterwards that is probably is. As my computer this morning booted faster and seems to be as normal. I am hoping it won't be a problem.

St Vitus is also now online. Organisation has happened! It seems like it has been a productive weekend.

Also, as it is Mother's day, I need to give a shout out to my number 1 fan! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MUM! Your present is still in my brain as I haven't thought what it should be yet ;-)

Friday, 4 March 2016


And it is Friday evening. And relax......

There is a glass of wine with my name on it, or at least there will be once I have written this blog post. It has been a busy work week, less busy art week, but I painted a new painting last week and I am hoping to do a new one this weekend. I am also worried my computer is going to explode as my windows folder is so large. There doesn't seem to be much I can do about this which is helpful.

Oh dear.

Anyway, moving on....

Some exciting news as one of my paintings got shortlisted to be one of 6 paintings up for a vote to become the front cover for the Spring Issue of ArtStyle Magazine - a local art magazine to Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. This is when I wish I was more gregarious/better at marketing/had more friends/worked in an office with 200 people I could blackmail. When it comes to popularity contests I may as well give up. That said, I would also say when it comes to painting competitions I may as well give up as well, but this has changed! Recognition at last - kind of - I am more than impressed to be shortlisted as I literally NEVER get chosen for such things. So this, ladies and gentlemen is progress. Maybe getting into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is not so unlikely after all....

Incidentally if you have a facebook account you can vote for my front cover here by 'liking' it.

In the meantime, I shall pretend this mock up actually happened.

But it is ok, I will be like Leo, he got an Oscar eventually...good things come to those who wait apparently.