For those of you not familiar with Southern English, “Fixin’ to” means that preparations have begun for the task mentioned immediately after the “Fixin’ to.” I completed printing the photographs for the Light on China exhibit and I am about six weeks away from delivering the prints to the gallery. The matting supplies arrived at the end of last week and now I have to begin cutting mats for all the photographs. Since I last wrote about this exhibit, one additional photographer was added to the group of artists. My photographs from the Hong Kong Bird Market were not needed. While I was disappointed in not being able to exhibit this work, I avoided having to scan and clean up a bunch of negatives.
Our living room will now become the mat cutting center for the next two or three (I hope) weeks. I will have all sorts of stuff strewn about until all the mats are cut, prints mounted and everything framed and put into plastic tote bins to wait for their trip to the Green Hill Arts Center in Greensboro, NC.
A while back I mentioned that every project hits a spot where the fun ends and the work begins. I’m fixin’ to get to that spot right quick.