Friday, 23 May 2008

Looking for magic

Well, its here again, one of the local exhibitions I get involved in. That time, when I chose my ten paintings, trying to pick the best ones that I think will sell, that will look good as a collection, that will appeal to the buying public. And I wrap them up carefully, write out the hanging label, take them over to the exhibition hall, and hang them up together, making the best of the space available to me. I write out the hanging cards, and pay my hanging fee.................... then I wait...... patiently. Like a fisherman on the side of the river. I wait. And hope. And wait, and hope that somewhere, someone, will walk through the door, and will walk around the exhibition, quietly surveying the artwork there, and then they will turn the corner, and see before them *my* artwork and they will go *W..... O....... W!!!!* over what they see before them, and they will stare in wonder at my art, my paintings, and they will feel a surge of some unexpected emotion, and they will instantly fall in love with one of my paintings (or maybe two, or better still ALL of them!) and they will instantly feel that they need to buy the painting they have fallen in love with, as their lives will not be complete if they don't buy it, so they'll go and pay a deposit on the painting, and will come back at the end of the exhibition to pay for it and collect it, and they will happily take the painting home and hang it on a wall somewhere where it will give them pleasure to look at for ever more......


That's what I'm hoping for.



But, will I get it?
I don't know.

Maybe I will.



.........And that's what keeps me ever hopeful........


And also I have to bear in mind, that there's talk of a recession. And that petrol and food has shot up in price. And that if people are struggling to buy normal every day living things, they're not going to be buying artwork. Are they? Ah. yes, its not a necessity, is it? And that's why the artwork I've chosen for this exhibition has some magic in it. I've chosen pictures of mine that depict fairies, mermaids, unicorns and dancers. Cos we all need some magic in our lives, especially if money is tight. We need to hang a picture on the wall that will fire us up with hope, and magic, and something that feeds the spirit and soul. We all need that, don't we?



10 comments:

Indigo said...

Don't talk to me about bloody petrol prices.. soon I won't be able afford to travel, it's crippling me now! I'm always looking for 'magic' not sure I'm looking in the right place though. So I'll keep my fingers x'd then.... for you Jackie.

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - We're all looking for magic, its just knowing where to find it that's the problem,I agree.

Thanks for the x'd fingers, I appreciate it!

Indigo said...

OK so I'll keep my fingers x'd, my arms, legs and due to my age... my tits..Lol..

DJ Kirkby said...

Which ten have you chosen?

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - sounds painful, but thanks!

Jackie Adshead said...

dj kirkby - The unicorn one here on this post, "Wish upon a star", the unicorn and waterfall one I showed on my blog a couple of months ago, and have re-named "By the light of the magical moon", a mermaid one "Dance of the deep", a fairy one "Fairy magic", three tango pictures "It takes two to tango", "Tangoed", "Red tango dress", the new red one that I'm using for my website header now "Lady and the lamp", another vaguely erotic one "Venus of Timaru" and one I did ages ago of a kingfisher, whcih is aptly called "Kingfisher"! Most of them are on my website if you want to take a closer look www.jackieadshead.co.uk

Spiky Zora Jones said...

jackie...a beautiful pic swetie. I think art feeds the soul as much as food.

To lose art in everyday life...oh then what would make the world go around. I can sit and just look a a painting for hours...come back and see more. I follow the stokes and sometimes I think of what was on there minds. Sometimes when do art...my mind is not on the painting or piece of art work I am working on...It's on other things out of room...and I wake up with my art almost done. Oh...have you ever done that? I used to do that with clay, alot and with pencil drawings. I just drifted away.

Ciao babes...Hope is wonderful to hold on to.

Jackie Adshead said...

Spiky - I certainly think art feeds the soul, and yes I've drifted away with my thoughts on other matters whilst I've painted and drawn, its very therapeutic.

And you're right, hope is wonderful to hold on to!

nitebyrd said...

I am one of the very lucky people who get to look at "Jackie Magic" everyday. No matter how bad a day is, when I look at "Chloe", I smile. :D

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - Aw, that's really lovely! Thankyou. I'm delighted that you love that picture so much. It's the reason people should buy art - because they adore it so much, and it *lifts* their day just to look at it.