Hello and welcome to a very special edition of ‘Artist’s Corner’. You join me as I witness the creation of a masterpiece. Little Proclaims has permitted me to observe as she puts together the finishing touches to the ‘September Sessions’, a project that she began in earnest last week while feeling slightly unwell.
Although she is in much better health this week, we’ve already had our trip to the park and we have time to kill until lunch, so more art seemed to be the way to go.
It’s Sunday as I write this, though the post, will hit the blogosphere on Thursday, because that is the day that I have decided to publish these posts. I’m not sure why. I don’t really follow a particular schedule for the rest of my output, but for a while now Wednesdays have been ‘click-bait’ day and Thursdays have been ‘Artist’s Corner’ day. And the click-bait posts finished last week so the ‘Artist’s Corner’ posts are the only remaining indicator that I have any kind of coherent plan for my blog. Which I don’t.
But Little Proclaims has, thus far in September, produced 9 pieces for me to share with you. There may be more, but I can account for 9. I have photographed them (as my scanner still refuses to scan) and I intend to share them, one a week, for nine consecutive Thursdays. I’ll forego giving them titles and instead they will be known as 1 of 9, 2 of 9 etc. 7 of 9 will not be Star Trek related. But I may still use it as an excuse to write about Star Trek a bit.
The planned schedule should get us pretty much through to mid-November and who knows what the world will look like then?
Anyway, back to the live session and frankly it’s already over. I genuinely started writing while Little Proclaims was ensconced in producing art work but it all quickly descended into chaos. It’s no doubt part of her process but, much as I don’t want to crush her artistic spirit, it didn’t seem particularly safe to let her climb on the dining table.
So we stopped and had lunch.
Not at the dining table, for it is really only a notional ‘dining’ table. It’s really a large storage area where we keep recently aquired stuff that doesn’t yet have a home. It turns out that when you have a toddler, you consistently aquire stuff. Some of that stuff is useful and some of it is not, but it all requires ‘sorting’ and the dining table serves as a kind of holding bay until it has been sorted. By the time one lot of stuff is sorted, a new lot of stuff has taken its place so it really only gets used for ‘dining’ maybe once or twice a year.
But we had lunch anyway, and now Little Proclaims is napping.
And I’m writing this.
Although I appear to have finished writing now.
So here is the first of the nine pieces produced in ‘The September Sessions’: