Yesterday I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. If you are not living in America this might be a phrase you are unfamiliar with. The link to its meaning is here.
Its amazing how much goes into setting up an art show. You must be so tired hearing about it by now, and will be so glad when it is behind me. But just to give you a bit of the last minute preparations:
I've been hunting for just the right pins to hang the fabric art and settled on gold round tipped extra long sewing pins. Got two packages for FREE at Joanne's Fabric store due to a 50% off sale they had yesterday. (I bought some sewing machine needles too/not sure how the sale worked but the $5+ packs of pins were then FREE.)
I woke up the night before last in a frenzy about how all the art was going to fit on the walls so got up extra early (hadn't slept much anyway) and moved furniture and measured out my floors in two rooms to the art stores wall measurements and laid out the wall hanging, then photographed them so I'd remember my final decisions!
Checked to see if I'd sewn/signed all my pieces and signed the ones yet needing signatures.
Sewed hanging sleeves and put wires where needed for hanging on all pieces.
Finished all the 4 x 6 inch cloth quiltlets with info about each piece and prices printed on.
I now have a total of sixteen pieces going in the show. One I borrowed from Patty that I'd given her, but wanted to show a second mixed media piece.
Bought foam board to hang three pieces on to put on easels at the store.
Bought picture hooks for the 2 framed and 4 canvas pieces.
Sewed fabric on a comments book for attendees to sign, write and/or draw in.
Packed colored pencils and pens and a cup for same to have available for this.
Made a note to remember my camera and batteries. I hate when I run out of battery power!
Need to remember to pack a hammer.
And in the meantime I got invited to join an international art exchange and have to produce a small piece of art by the end of the coming week! So of course I started that today already.
Thank G-d I did not have many clients at work yesterday. It gave me all morning and most of the afternoon to obsess about the art show!
I wonder if I've forgotten anything?
Gas for the car.
Next week I'm going to do something very restful.
Thanks for listening.
Draw a picture of a chicken with its head cut off.
And name it Crazy Lynn!PS I need to remember to take things out of my ETSY store before the show. Godforbid they should sell in two places at once! LOL