Monday, January 23, 2006

The Lottery Win What-If Game

As I sit here up to my armpits in Corporate fiscal tax forms for my two businesses, my brushes languishing sadly in the tote, I am daydreaming like any artist does periodically.

What if you won the lottery?
Charities, family, friends, etc. aside. What would you do with the money left for yourself?

I'd spend it on education and life experiences that I cannot afford currently.

Finish my BSc. Study Epidemiology, just for interest's sake. Buy a better microscope for my micro photography.

Build an art gallery and studio down by the lake so I can show other artists' work - Lara and Helen come to mind.

Organize a plein air workshop in Antarctica; everyone gets fitted with ArcTeryx gear and the best art supplies!

Travel down the entire East Coast of USA painting at every place that I dream of, ending up in the Florida Keys.
Paint in Hawaii. Paint in Italy. Paint in Scotland. Paint in Greece. Visit Paula in Bavaria and paint paint paint.

Photograph every band that I love, with top notch equipment.

Give B. a retirement party, a dreamboat, and a house on the hill at Pacific Pallisades.

(I will never retire, I love my work too much. But I would hire a freaking bookkeeper!!!)

Okay, enough dreaming, gotta get back to the number crunching...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year's Resolution

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work. - Emile Zola

Here's hoping I have the gift, and can put it to use this year.

Happy New Year, and Goodnight!