Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January blues...

I haven't been in the studio for a few weeks, I have been busy at other things. With the year end figures to tie up and paperwork to organise I just didn't find the time to paint. We had to cancel two trips abroad this month due to unforseen events so we are not in Oslo this week, nor will we visit Madrid.
However, I've booked a trip to Barcelona/Salou for March instead, and we still have the visit to Nice (France) booked alongside two short day trips to Edinburg and Liverpool, (to visit galleries etc.). We are trying to get into the city center to see the annual Turner exhibition (in the national gallery)before the end of the month too, they only display the watercolours in January when the light conditions are most suitable (least damaging) for the works.

I am currently trying to tie down a gallery owner to do a stock check, but they seem to be totally disorganised as to what stock they have where. I have emailed my access printout to show what works they should have belonging to me, so they can see what they owe me for. There seems to be problems (caused by part-time staff not dealing with paperwork for sold items properly I'm told) with exactly what has been sold and what has not.

It is mildly irritating, though it would be worse if I needed the money at the moment, but I can afford to wait for a few weeks as my bank balance is relatively healthy at the moment. It is just another job that is taking far more effort and time than it should. I need to get it sorted out so I can do my end-of-year figures.

Meanwhile, it is great to see the stretch in the evenings, spring is on it's way. The lenght of the daylight hours seem to have taken a sudden spurt in the last two weeks, or maybe I was just too busy to notice.

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