Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Random: “Without Pattern”………….done, chosen, or occurring without an identifiable pattern, plan, system, or connection.

It’s been a few weeks since I have posted here. I forgot what April is like when you do work as a bookkeeper. Pretty crazy - but I got everything done so my client could send her numbers to the accountant. This and my other “side jobs” have left me feeling a bit fragmented and unable to stick to a predictable schedule - which is one of the reasons I titled this post “Randomness”. The other reason is, what I am going to write about will seem a little random.

Part I - my studio.

I shared before about storing chairs, tables and other items needed to teach my classes in an empty studio and how it made my life so much easier. While I knew it was temporary, I was still caught off guard when I found out I needed to get my stuff out of there so that studio could be rented. If I didn’t feel the need to clean up once a month for Second Saturday I could just leave everything out, but I think I came up with a workable solution.

I am storing the chairs behind the screen and the tables under a bigger table. Other items were put in my van to take home. (It’s been almost 2 weeks and they are still in my van. Not sure what that is about.)

In other news, I have done a very small amount of work on my side yard where I wanted to do a bit of gardening. The weather is partly to blame, but so is the “randomness” of my time. I am not giving up…………………………

The last thing I wanted to share is that I did not get into The Sausalito Art Festival this year. I wrote last year about missing that show and how I was going to apply in 2010 but try to let go of the outcome. Easier said than done. My ego took a beating and then I found myself second guessing the decision I made to take a year off from shows. Did that hurt my chances? I will never know, but I am already looking ahead to next year and will try again. I am also focusing on the fact that I was accepted three years in a row and it’s a tough show to get into. Photography is one of the most competitive categories and I should feel good about what I did accomplish instead of beating myself up for not getting in this year.

So there you go……….random bits of information I have been wanting to share. Have a great week!


  1. Some things get done and others don't. I saw your studio and I think you did a great job of finding spaces for things. The studio looked great! I was planning on going to Sausalito to see your set up. Sorry you didn't get in this year, maybe next year. On your advice, I may still go and see all the great art. Your GREAT Dianne and EVERYTHING will fall into place. Who knows, maybe I will be there with you. Probably not. See you soon.

  2. I find I'm terrible about putting things away if I don't have a set place for them... SO many things stay in my car.
    If we work on the premise that everything happens for a reason - you may end up relieved that you didn't make that show this year.
    So many factors are involved it can hardly be a reflection of your work.
    Good luck!

  3. Thank you to both of you for the reassurance and for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it!