But that's not what is bothering me. My dear wife has put me forward for selection for the Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society. That's nice, I hear you say. Yes, I now have less than two weeks to paint six (yes, SIX!) masterpieces worthy of this august establishment and judged by a group of my peers, whilst juggling the day-to-day activities of running an art gallery. I therefore refer you to an amusing graphic of The Creative Process (below) that I saw on Twitter, which I think succinctly sums up where I am at the moment.
Just to add a little spice to the selection process, some of the members of the judging panel are artists represented here at West Gallery. Respected artists such as Sarah Woolfenden, Tony Williams and Colin Allbrook. So, what do they do? A nod and a wink and I'm in? Do they abstain or judge my work impartially? What if they reject me? Do I throw my toys out of the pram and their work out on the street? I am sure they will do the right thing and I will respect that decision.
Still, no good speculating about it, I had better get my brushes out and, in the meantime, I refer you to the red section of the graphic below!