I’m Back, aka “Where’s My To-Do List?”

After a couple weeks of tromping through Renaissance splendor and ancient wonders, it’s time to hop back in the saddle (which is probably more comfy than an airplane seat anyway) and get back to work. So, let me dust off my to-do list and share with you a few of my upcoming plans, chores, events, etc.

Events Part One

While I was away, my second show with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance began (a big thanks to my mom for dropping off my artwork at the venue!!). I’m not quite sure how they select who makes the cut – although I do have an image in mind of a drunken selection committee in a bar with a dartboard – but I do know it’s a rare thing for an artist  to get two shows with the CCAA in one year. So, yeah, I’ve got a bit of “Yay me!” going on.

Finn was more than willing to celebrate my good news.

Finn was more than willing to celebrate my good news.

To make things easy on myself I’m simply showing the same nine pieces of art that I displayed in my first show with the CCAA this spring. This means that if you missed the first show, you’ve got over three months to catch the second show and you won’t have missed a thing. And for those of you who dropped by the first exhibition, you’re off the hook for this one!

Here’s the details if you’re itching to add something to your calendars…

4 October 2016 to 1 February 2017
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
(The gallery space is near the Emergency Room)
1500 Division Street
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Events Part Two

My next show (at the Commons Area Gallery of Clackamas Community College) isn’t until next spring. When I got accepted for this space back in the summer it seemed as if I had TONS of time to complete enough art to fill the walls. Now, the clock is ticking much too quickly and I still need to finish a dozen(-ish) more pieces by March.
That's a lot of wall to fill.

That’s only one of the three walls I need to fill.

But don’t worry, my trusty organization skills have been put into play and as long as I stick to the list of pieces I want to do and the schedule I’ve created (and as long as the eye strain doesn’t get too bad), I should be right on track for the show. I think. Maybe. Where’s a Time Turner when you need one!?
Hey Hermione, can I get in on that Time Turner action?

Hey Hermione, can I get in on that Time Turner action?

Squeezing in Writing Time

As if my hand won’t be cramped enough from all that colored pencil work, I’ve also mapped out my plan for drafting (well, re-drafting) Book Three of my fantasy series.
With the giant outline I created before I left, I’m feeling very confident about the rest of the series and the characters seem to have come back to my life in my overactive imagination. Yesterday’s writing session (the first since I’ve been back) yielded about three chapters worth of new stuff and I’m hoping the inspiration fire keeps on burning!
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And Your Little Blog Too!

Just in case you haven’t noticed, I’m back to Blogland (by the way, if you haven’t noticed, you may want to see a doctor about some attention deficit issues).
My plan is to devote Wednesdays’ posts to sharing my writing and art projects with you, while Saturdays will be posts about whatever random thing that’s happening in my world that week (which could be art or writing).
And in case you’re wondering, the next few Saturdays will be all about my recent trip that kept me away from Bogland for so long. Stay tuned!!
What about you? What have you been up to over the past few weeks? How do you stay organized when deadlines loom?
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5 thoughts on “I’m Back, aka “Where’s My To-Do List?”

  1. crawcraftsbeasties says:

    Yaaaay, welcome back! And I will be sure to swing by your second exhibition if I should find myself on your side of the pond before February 1st… I can dream, right? 😀 Good luck with getting your next round of pieces ready, I’ll be avidly following your progress… And how do I stay organised, you ask? Endless lists… but stuff only really gets done with the help of a little last-minute-panic-induced adrenaline! 😆

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