Watch out world, Jim and I are at it again!!!
Ten years ago, my friend Jim and I embarked on a journey to create a tv show about painting; and what a journey it was! We worked incredibly hard and proudly produced Painting with Prudence, a half-hour reality/art/travel TV show. The official overview read “a free-spirited artist with an eye for adventure takes you on a hip, funky tour of her favorite painting spots around the globe. You’ll meet quirky characters and have inside access to artist’s studios, galleries and events -- with informal lessons and inspiration to grab your own brush!”
What not to love? Jim was the genius of writing, marketing and producing; and I was the talent who led the whack-a-doodle life. In fact there was a lot of love, but it was not directed at us. The Kardashians owned the airways. Art was a tough sell. We came close, so very close, but we never sealed the deal.
Funny how some ideas and dreams never die.
During the stillness of covid I had the unexpected gift of extended studio time and completely focusing on my art. I was not alone; there was an artistic buzz happening all over. Friends who had never picked up a paintbrush were calling and asking whether to start with oils or acrylics, on-line drawing classes were selling out, sewing and knitting supplies were on back order – the arts not only came to life, they exploded…which got me to thinking…and then I got a call from Jim who had also been thinking…and WE ARE BACK AT IT! Now is the time! The Kardashians, thanks to Kanya West going rouge, are no longer front and center, and it is our time to get this show going!!
Ten years later we are all the wiser. Individually we have more confidence in our skill sets. I have been teaching at community colleges, museums and prisons and my speaking skills have skyrocketed! And Jim has worked on projects from Detroit to Mexico, he can market and sell anything. Together we know what needs to be done and we are all in. We will rename, rebrand and redesign our show, but the premise remains the same – adventures and art!
Standby and wish us luck. We are busting with excitement! Early May we are shooting a new sizzle reel, and in June Jim is heading virtually to the Banff World Media Festival.
In the meantime, share in this journey - revisit or view our first attempt by reading the Reader article and watching our sizzle reel.