Sunday, 23 July 2017

Doom not gloom


I am on a bit of a high right now. I had an email from my patron yesterday saying how much they liked the design for the latest bit of sculptural work. I am not sure if this flurry of top quality work coming my way would have been better when I was younger, but I am not going to ask myself too much. I'll just carry on taking things as they come, as I always have.

It would not have done anything for my C.V. in any case, because I have signed confidentiality agreements which make the official secrets act look lax. To the outside world it is going to look as though I did nothing for the last 30 years of my life. Oh well.

I have had a very up and down existence since I left college, but H.I.'s has been extremely consistent. Paint, teach, paint, teach. Tomorrow she begins the first of the Summer Schools which she has been privately conducting for years. I am the driver/technician, as I was for the British Events theatre company - another career amongst many.

I checked the venue to see if it still had the cushion that I bought for last year's model, and to my amazement it was still there. Then I had a message from a villager saying that the store room had been cleared out by the toddler's playgroup, so I went again to find it had gone - one week before class.

We always seem to get very pretty young models and I bought a new cushion for this year's one. As usual, I am dutifully thinking about her backside.

Life can be hard, but it has its rewards.

16 comments:

  1. H.I. is very lucky to have you.

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  2. A pleasure to be well settled into life, at last.

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    1. I am not sure 'well settled' is accurate.

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  3. Comfortable model; less fidget. Old maxim.

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  4. It's nice to do some things together I think ...... very supportive and good to be part of H.I's work .....I know this is a bit gratuitous but do you have to wash the cushion after each sitting ?!!!!! Sorry but I just thought I'd ask !!! XXXX

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    1. The model is fully clothed, Jack@. I hope that's cleared that up in your head, if not the cushion.

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    2. Oh .... that's good ..... I was a bit worried for the cushion !!! XXXX

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    3. It is a velvet cushion, but you need not trouble your troubled head about it. Anyway, some people are troublesomely dry at all times. As far as the model goes, I have no idea, and I doubt I ever will.

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    4. Ha! Also: How are your German guests? Still with you in Bath?

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    5. Tonight they are in Wales. Yesterday they were in Minehead. Tomorrow they will probably invade Poland.

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  5. doom and gloom. the feeling that a situation is bad and is not likely to improve Come on, it's not all doom and gloom, if we make a real effort we could still win.
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