OK, I’m starting with a little rant about these pathetic losers who think that they can succeed with their unsophisticated and blatant scam emails. I get so fed up of these clowns so I’ve started a new poll about them. Please vote – I’m interested to know how many fellow artists are dealing with the same nonsense, and how frequently. You can find the poll at the bottom of the sidebar on the right of the page.
I’m sure that most of you will know what I’m talking about – emails in terrible English confirming interest in buying your artwork, often originating from Africa, but not always, asking you for prices and usually from free email account providers such as Yahoo (no blame on you people at Yahoo). If you answer them you will then be given yet more grammatically mangled tripe, usually concerning money orders for huge amounts more than the price you quoted. The scam is to try and obtain your financial information of course and use it God knows how. Visit Artverif.com for more information.
I just got my latest one of these irritating fools, claiming to be in Spain, thus the reason for the rant. If you are, by some miracle, unaware of these scams, be warned! You have not made a sale, don’t believe for one minute that you have.
Well, it’s another scorching day here, even hotter than yesterday, which I spent at the magical Minack Theatre.
We left our visit until later in the afternoon in an attempt to avoid some of the crowds – the theatre is set into the dramatic coastline near Porthcurno beach (one of the most beautiful in Cornwall) and, as expected, the sunny Sunday had brought the beachgoers out in force. We paid our £3.00 admission fee and then spent a good couple of hours taking in this most unique place. We were entertained by rehearsals for a production of The London Cuckolds which was due to begin today. It was great for us as we sat and drank cold sodas and ate ice creams as we watched the actors and producers going through their paces but it must have been very uncomfortable for them under the withering sun.
I was amazed by the plants growing in the gardens of the theatre, many sub tropical varieties thriving in the mild south west climate. The gardeners should be proud, it really is a lovely display and makes wandering around the steeply terraced Minack an even greater pleasure.
It was nice to get away from the canvases for a while – I’m currently in one of those phases where my head is full of half formed ideas about things I want to work on, but they are not yet ready to be yanked out of me and onto the easel. Since arriving in England and experiencing the dramatic changes in the seasons I am full of fermenting ideas about a work based on those seasons……..
For now I’ll leave you with a view of Porthcurno beach on a beautiful summer day in my life. Scam emails notwithstanding it was a great weekend – and to the last moron who tried to scam me – I hope the £12000 I quoted you will be of interest, you dreamer!