Saturday, April 26, 2008
Art Show and Reception On Cloud Nine
What can I say? My first ever art show was unbelievable for me. Perhaps its being brand new to this arena, perhaps just being naive, it was for me a huge excitement.
I invited my next door neighbors and my best childhood friend to join us. Patty, who I've known since infancy, came laden down with flowers! Dave and Donna joined us for a pre-show dinner.
The gallery was all lit up, the paintings, prints, photos, mixed media, textile, jewelry, sculptures, all looked so awesome on the walls and pillars. I thought the art work looked PROUD of itself. I know mine was. I had things spread out in three rooms. Life's Crazy Pieces was way up high above two other pieces of art with a light shining right on it. It's gold threads sparkled in that light.
Abstract in Black and White: Frayed Roses stood in the hallway, and Riding the Rails of the Orient Express had a corner spot in the back most room. And it looked incredibly proud with it's green ribbon hanging down from it's hanging rod.
My dear husband and friend followed me around to take photos of me and my work. A lovely woman gave me the most wonderful compliments as I stood to be photographed with RTROTOE. Wow.
I just had a hard time believing it was all happening to me.
Of course there were lots and lots of other artists there hopefully all feeling as excited and as proud as I was feeling. And lots of supportive friends and family members. It was just a grand, grand evening.
I wish you all could have been there with me, as I did feel I owed you all a huge thank you for helping me get to where I am and had you been there I would have said so right directly to YOU.
Thank you for your continuing encouragement and examples to create and take risks and grow...and even to crow! As I am fully aware that I am CROWING!