So much so that their issues, having nothing to do with me were gushing out and into our conversations. Suffice to say the next four hours of productive discussion and planning were anything but.
These guys know I love them to death but they might also know that they weren't doing anything to pump up my aspirations and in turn I sure didn't have anything to offer them. It was just functional at best and I was glad to get the heck out of there. Besides, I had to get from that side of town to my sons school to pick him up, an hour away.
I won"t mention the wrong on ramp I took to the highway which delayed me an extra ten minutes, or the highly unusual presence of hwy constables along the route, making certain we all took our sweet time.
I WILL mention that annoyingly high level my engine temp gauge seemed to be rising too while i was still 30 mn from home! Oh yeah, there goes my trusty water pump! I pulled over and shut off the engine just in time to become one of those proverbial guys with steam spewing out from the hood of my old car.
Hey! No problem! I'll just call CAA and get a tow, no big deal. dial dial dial...silence...phone battery is dead.
Alone at the side of the hwy, no time to spare, car dead, cell phone dead and my 7 year old son waiting to be picked up and taken to his first ever cross country meet.
Is this a Blog or a vent? To this point it is purely a vent. Grant it. From here on though, I have to say that I have always believed that nothing, I mean NOTHING happens by chance.
I have had the chance to meet many different people along the road of life as a full time artist and i have to say that regardless of financial security, support, padding, what ever you want to call it, when "stuff" wants to happen, "STUFF" will happen! Getting side swiped or sidelined is something none of us humans can avoid, so it is best to simply take your lumps, sit down for a moment to grumble about it, then get up and brush yourself off and get on with the next step.
That's what I intend to do.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.