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Feb 9th thru 25th

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Feb 9th thru 25th

Hello world,
I have not posted in a while so I will try to get you caught up on what has been happening in my life. First off I finished another painting so #4 of the 104 is complete so I now have 309 days left to complete 100 paintings.

I call my newest creation Black and Gold Carnival Mask and it is the 6th painting in my Carnival Series. It took me awhile to paint cause I have not really had time to paint. Work has been very busy (this is our busy season) and by the time we get home and eat a little, watch American Idol it really has been too late to start painting besides I am worn out.

Today I was determined to finish his painting so I made a point to get to the art room ASAP and get started. After American Idol of course.

I went on Sunday to a one woman art show of a good friend Artist Catheryn Brimberry at the White Lotus Salon and Message in Fayetteville AR. While I was visiting with the owners I showed them my portfolio which I have on my Itouch and they booked me for my own one woman show but it is not until April 2011. So let’s just all hope that all the other artist who are on the list before me suddenly decide to move to Florida and a spot comes up sooner. Ha Ha ... I know it is a ways off but that gives me time to paint new works.

I also plan on being in the Bentonville Arkansas Artwalk this year which is either in May or June. Also I will try to do the art show in Rogers that I did last year. I might even try to be entered in our big arts and crafts fair in October. These are all art fairs or festivals and I would enjoy doing them but I really am not concentrating on those I really am trying to get a big body of work done to approach galleries with. I don't have the time to do the artwork and the marketing I want to just let a gallery take care of that end. But it doesn’t hurt to get your name out there.

I am also working on connecting with Clowns. I need to find Clowns who are willing to let me take a photo of them to paint or willing to send me a great photo they already have of a wonderful clown face to paint. I am in the process of connecting over the internet with a few and several clown organizations. Do you know a clown? Show them my work and have them contact me…PLEASE

I went to our local Mardi Gras Parade in Fayetteville, froze my butt off, trying to get photos of people in masks... not sure it was worth it this year. However I did connect with a photographer from Eureka Springs who takes wonderful photos and he had a few from the Eureka Gras parade that he said I could paint... so I am finding subject matter.

I currently have subject matter picked out and lined up for about 30 paintings so if I kick it into high gear I should start cranking them out. I also just ordered 36 canvases and they came in this week so let the painting begin. I was so excited it was like Christmas to open each box.

Well that is all that is going on right now. I think I will paint a little girl sad clown next. She is 3, blonde, and cute Her father took the photo. He is very interested to see the final outcome. Come to think of it, so am I .

Patty Sue O'Hair- Vicknair Artist