The last two days have been occupied with measuring, cutting, gluing, nailing, priming, more measuring and more cutting. All of this is just the start of building the panels and frames for the Portal Paintings. Thirty-four painting in total. There will be as much work in this part of the project as there was in the painting itself. I don’t seem to be built for cutting corners when it comes to this work. There might be a small shortcut available, and I will use it, but doing it faster or cheaper for the sake of faster or cheaper just doesn’t apply to my method.
So, I’ll take the blisters and splinters, and know that the work pays for itself, regardless of any sales. Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking… I heard that somewhere.
Building panels and frames is actually a lovely counterpart to the painting. The physicality is appreciated… the sore hands are proof of work. It solidifies the sense of accomplishment. Working alone, this is the feedback.