My day began by returning a $100 pair of shorts to Dillards. I'm glad they didn't work for my boss because it seemed like a ridiculous amount of money to spend on shorts! Then I went on my second errand: to get eye drops for my boss. Well first of all the pharmacy told me they didn't have the drops, which I knew wasn't true because it's just not the style of my boss to be wrong. After a call to his assistant, I got the lady's name to ask for that had pre-ordered them for him. The clerk walks to the back to retrieve his order and I wait around, when I see the back door open and a man with a hand truck walks out. I just start laughing. There are about 14 boxes full of eye drops. The guy looks at me and says, "I have one more trip". Only my boss would send me out for eye drops but not tell me I was picking up a small warehouse full of the stuff. I needed to leave my trunk open for groceries, so I stuffed it inbetween the kid's carseats and headed out to Kroger! This is truly what my car looked like!
I am so excited to be able to blog about this! I picked up a new client who of all things, needs help finding love! I'd done a couple of jobs for him in the past and he always joked, "Pick me up a girlfriend too!" and I'd always say, "Let me put you on the internet". This last time I said it, he said "OK!". And so my millionaire matchmaking stint begins!
Some of you may wonder- why can't this guy get his own date? The answer is: he can. He's not finding the right ones though and he works all of the time. No, he's not the elephant man and he's not some skeevy, gold-chain wearing, open shirt freak either. He's just a nice guy with little time. Who is the perfect date for him? Someone smart who can carry on the banter of a teasing conversation, is self sufficient and enjoys a circle of her own friends.
Step one of millionaire matchmaking was entering his profile on a local dating site. I wrote it for him under my own name and let the stress and chaos begin! My client and I emailed about 10 prospective women that were possibilities to date him. We got a response from about 1/3 of them and one turned into a date! Has he found love yet? Not yet but dating is the only way to get closer. I imagine I'll be emailing women soon for my client and I'll keep you posted on my real life millionaire match-up in Richmond, VA!
I've got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.
The simplicity to this painting is somewhat deceiving. Even though I only replicated it with dying markers, the geometry and balance to the piece were more difficult than I initially thought! This is one I'd like to actually paint to replicate.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
I ended last night's Forest Hill Art Walk by attending Chuck Scalin's opening at Nest. The Forest Hill artwalk was fun and I had the heart photo (shown in my last blog) at Epoch. My visit at Nest was short but fun. The place was packed! There was a great food spread in the gallery where Chuck's work was hanging. His prints were colorful and the photos of the architectural details were haunting and large. I tried to make my way through the cozy space which is Nest, only to come face-to-face with the artist, Chuck Scalin!
"Hi!" he says, "I'm Chuck Scalin, the artist in the other room." " Yes", I say, "Jamie Weinstein, I have my art in the other room. I make the skulls and other pieces. I took some pictures of your pieces, I hope that's okay". "Of course, it is! Then you must know my son" he says, "thanks for coming, it was great meeting you". Awesome short interaction. I grabbed a glass of champagne, ate a brownie and left. I actually got locked out after stepping out of the crowded gallery to eat my brownie! Then I went and hung out with my husband since the baby was already asleep. The perfect short little evening!