I became thoroughly bored with Bath as a back ground for the Bath exhibition. I planned to put yet another exquisite and highly recognisable landmark behind the cat – and then simply lost interest. I was also desperate for some colour. The pale colours of England just don’t work for me. So here is Poppy Cat, with no connection to Bath whatsoever.
There was some confusion. I was told the exhibition started July 1 and headed down here.
Wrong. The exhibition actually opens this weekend. We set up tomorrow. Not a train smash. The sun is shining. Pimms in the garden garnished with home grown ‘cumber, mint and strawberries, just for colour, is not to be sneered at.
I am a tad off balance. I undertook the paintings on the misunderstanding that all proceeds would go to the Dog & Cat Charity who are hosting the exhibition. I filled in the forms yesterday and discovered that the artist nominates the amount donated to the charity and keeps the balance. Minimum of 10%. I immediately said I would donate 100%. This went down like a lead balloon. Everyone shouted at me. (I hate being told what to do). Apparently if I donate 100% to the charity I will create chaos. Make all the other participating artists look miserly.
Okay. I comprehend. I will donate 20% of any sales, as instructed ( If I manage to sell anything) and not rock the boat. If there are any proceeds I can always make a private donation and satisfy my own conscience. I’m really uncomfortable with the idea of using the charity for my own benefit.
BTW, made a quick visit to the Cat & Dog Sanctuary today, dropping off the exhibition stuff. These places always tear my heart up, but if I was an abandoned dog or cat there are worse places to end up. Some of them even have lounge suites to snuggle up in.
Will try and get some pictures to post.