This is my latest piece, Whimsy and Wisdom and it kind of reflects my mood today. It's the beginning of the long holiday weekend here in Canada and I think I'll use that as an excuse to maybe take a couple days off. Things have been so insane here, sorting out details for Barcelona, planning for my residency in Belgrade and responding to various other offers and inquiries that seem to be suddenly coming my way. And in between that, I, of course, paint.
Today, I decided, would be a working day, until this evening and as I painted, and even before, the excitement of the long weekend, as well as things to come, have had me in a strange state of adult responsibility and childlike tomfoolery. I was a good responsible grown man and did my banking, paid some bills and went for a walk before it got too hot. I even made a good breakfast. On the other hand, while I painted, I sang at the top of my lungs, some real songs, some made up ones and poked my head out the window a few times, hollering odd and perhaps slightly off colour things, really just whatever popped into my head (don't worry, there are no children around). I danced around a little and made faces. See, wise enough to keep myself fed, housed, clothed, etc., but not so wise that I can keep my mouth shut or stop acting foolish, whimsy and wisdom, Carl on canvas.