Tavira I noticed that there is an artists' association
and gallery called Casa
5 and when I got back home
I looked it up on the internet and found that
they have an artists' residency programme. After a friendly
exchange of emails, I sent in my application.
I was just obeying orders from that cunning life-coach
in the sky who thinks I need a kick up the cosmic derrière
to propel me out of my little swivel chair in front of my
little screen in my little London routine. Obviously my application
was accepted. I'm all shook up!
So, around the middle or end of
January I'll be going back for about five or six
weeks, staying in Casa 5 and working on paintings, drawings,
collage, video etc. based on Tavira - the town, the people,
the ambiance, whatever inspiration strikes while I'm
there - with an exhibition in the gallery at the end of my
residency. I'll have my laptop and WIFI so blogging will
continue, if perhaps intermittently (as usual).
Here's an appropriate
graffiti I discovered on a wall in Tavira - I didn't know
when I took the picture that it would be so appropriate.