Edinburgh Gallery of Modern Art
I love visiting art galleries, on non-sunny days it is one of my favourite things to do. As I have travelled about I have seen some works by the greatest artists of all time including some of the most instantly recognisable pictures out there. Edinburgh has some fantastic galleries. They can’t compare to those in Paris or New York or London even, but they are free to get into and most have fairly decent collections. The Edinburgh Modern Art Gallery is split into two old converted buildings, one of which was originally an orphan’s hospital. There were three special exhibits on and I was very happy that they were all free of charge. A few rooms were dedicated to Jeff Koons. I love the beauty of classic paintings, elegant portraits or pretty landscape scenes, but I like the emotions that modern art can stir inside you. Looking at Jeff Koons work such as his basketball piece you can’t help thinking, “but is it art?”.
My little work in progress is going well at the moment. I had a writing spurt over the weekend and I crossed the half way point. I am massively behind schedule but I am not overly concerned. The first draft might not be finished this month but it will be finished soon. I started writing whatever came to mind rather than stopping all the time and thinking “How does this fit in the story line? Is that something that character would do?”. I find this freer style of writing much more enjoyable and productive. It is a first draft after all, everything can get ironed out in the editing process anyway.