You must all be wondering why I’ve been focusing so much on painting and such in recent weeks. I would be if I were you, lol. I mean, what’s prompted abandoning ship on daily poetry and delving into the visual?!
It’s a funny story, really!
Now here is what happened at the very start of December, not so very long ago…
I got a call. Missed one to be honest. Unknown number. Now here is the thing. I usually never pick up on unknown number or call back. I wouldn’t have done it either if I were expecting calls. So I waited few hours before calling back.
‘Hello’ he said.
‘Hello. I missed your call earlier…You are?’ I said.
‘I’m so and so, founder of so and so foundation. I got your number off so and so in regards to participating in our up coming Art and Culture exhibition at end of the month. I wanted to confirm with you.’ He said.
‘Confirm what?’ I said (you get the point!)
‘That you will be exhibiting your artworks at the event. We had your friend confirm that you were hundred percent in. We already have your name printed on the flyer for distribution.’
‘Who?’ I said (utterly shocked)
Me, utterly perplexed! The name wasn’t very familiar to me if at all. ‘Blah’ who? Then the cogs turned in my mind, someone I know had mentioned the event and the name in a passing conversation weeks earlier, which I had obviously hadn’t take very seriously.
So that’s how you have found me focusing on paintings these past few weeks. I only had a mere handful, which of course is embarrassing since this is going to be the first time ever my works are on public display. He said ‘bring as many as you have!’, meaning I needed more than what I could count in half a hand.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the ones that will be exhibited: