After yesterday’s long dash from Cardiff to Machynlleth to deliver My Dream Farm, my driving seat adjusted to ‘minimum leg-space’ in order to accommodate the exceedingly large painting crammed in behind me, I was in need of a bit of unwinding with the aid of a cappuccino. (Haven’t been drinking much coffee of late.) So here, as a final farewell to the ‘My Dream Farm posts’ on the Artlog, is the longed-for moment of calm once the painting had been safely deposited at MoMA Wales and hung. The photograph was taken outside the Quarry Café at Machynlleth. I’m behind the camera. There were just the two of us. My companion looks as whacked at the end of the day as I did, though he hadn’t done any of the driving!
Art for Children opens at noon today, and so I must go and get myself ready for that. Jack will be tethered in the little courtyard to one side of MoMA Wales, where if past experience is anything to go by, he’ll reap the benefits of being where people step outside in good weather with plates of the sandwiches always produced at these events. We keep a regular eye on him, but he’s usually surrounded by admirers proffering him tidbits! And afterwards should they go up into the gallery and look very hard at my painting, they’ll find Jack’s likeness… albeit very small… presiding over the comings and goings of My Dream Farm!