Saturday, October 17, 2009
Daunting Day...Who Do I Think I Am?
I spent yesterday meeting Maia, the owner of The Paint Chip, to talk over the up coming art show in November, sign contracts, agree on percentages, etc. (Just in case something sells). I was wow'd by the wall space I am getting to hang my art. A sweet area in the rear of her wonderful art supply store. The walls covered in what looks like high end gray carpet that I can easily pin my fabric wall hangings to or hang the framed pieces with wire on picture hooks. There is also a long slanted "counter" covered in black fabric used for showing picture frames where I could lay out some art if I want to. I think there will be plenty of room on the walls. She's going to supply Ghiradelli chocolate for the reception. I came home and put together the post card you see in the photo above. I'll send out 25 of these to family and friends. Some of the art I'll hang has hung in other shows already. Some is new. I'll also make fliers for Maia to give to customers in the weeks before the show. I want to put together a multiple page flyer with photos and descriptions of each piece to have at the show. I am just a tad in disbelief this is all really happening. I'll be the only artist showing their art there for three days! I met an old friend for lunch. She met me at the store and took time to look at all the art I had brought to show Maia. My friend was so complimentary. This all feels so nice and yet a bit surreal. I wonder if I will ever get used to it. It was really nice to be with my friend, Cherryne. Cherryne and I connected at Kol Nidre services last month for Yom Kippur at the synagogue. I told her about my blog. She went to it and now tells me that seeing my art there inspired her to make art of her own. She is working with some beautiful Japanese papers and had two beautiful books on Ancient Asian art she'd borrowed from the library. It's like a wondrous amazing positive contagious disease this sharing of art and being a part in someone else's wanting to create their own. I can't wait to see what she produces with all those papers and ideas. Now I have to put my feet on the ground and take Henry to the vet for his shots. Wishing you all a happy fun filled Saturday.