EIEIO is finished enough that I need to start looking around for some framing material. I can't enter it into the upcoming VSA show without a frame. Of course store bought frames are out of my reach. Wish I had a buyer. The entry fee to apply for this upcoming opportunity is equally problematic. I keep telling myself to just keep working...the frame will appear...the entry money will be provided. If I didn't think like that I just would need to stop working. I have to remember that the reason I paint is to decorate my own domain. These art shows and competitions are relatively new on my radar. I am running out of red, yellow, green, and blue paint. I am not even mixing colors at this point. I work right out of the empty tubes. This paint that I am using were all given to me by other artists, otherwise I wouldn't be a painter. My metal shop is all but shut down right now for lack of simple things like solder and flux, as well as silver. I tell myself that if I sell one of my new paintings I can go replace the paint and get the supplies I need to start back up with metal projects. I need a buyer for both of my new paintings. Today, I will be deteriorating my old farm house, and bringing my trees to life.