Monday, April 18, 2011

Art Race

So I've finally dug myself out of the trenches of sickness and am (happily) back on my feet and moving ahead.  This crazy flu just reared it's ugly head out of absolutely nowhere on Monday and I was in bed for a solid three days straight.  I was supposed to pick my daughter up from work on Monday night but ended up calling my "sweet" and I mean "totally sweet" neighbour Gail and asking for a  huge favour and she, out of the goodness of her heart, drove her home.  By Monday night I was really weak and couldn't fathom getting into the car and driving to town .... friends are the ultimate blessing.

So come day two, between sleeping and throwing up, I managed to get caught up on my most favourite show aptly named "Art Race".  Although I'm not a big reality tv watcher, this show is such a guilty indulgence.  I mean what could be better than a reality show featuring two aritsts surviving on only their art?????

Since the site can explain much better than you go...the premise in a nutshell

Two artists, Ben Sargent and Kenny Harris, set out to cross America surviving only on their art. Armed with just $1, they must trade their work for lifts, beds and food to travel across America in 40 days. Will their art get them from coast to coast? The pair must make their way as quickly as possible to their final destinations - the winner is the first one back and the loser must return all their hard-earnt cash.

Watch the short video  HERE

I will confess that I love Kenny.  He is sweet and gentle and an incredible artist.  Gorgeous landscapes and figurative work in oils as well as his ability to sketch in ink and watercolour at the drop of a hat.  Ben strikes me as quite the free spirit... but he's not Kenny.  I'm about maybe a little more than halfway through the show which I tape every Thursday...can't wait to see them both have the opportunity to exhibit their work for the public.

For now I'm off as I have a house load of guests arriving Friday for Easter and there is much to be done.....

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