September 21, 2016
Just catching up…and training myself to get better at posting to this blog! It is a bit embarrassing to admit that the loss of a password has kept me away, but truth is truth!
It has been a busy fall, and it has only started! The reception area for Jodi and Darren’s shop is nearing completion. (I have jokingly said that this is the gift that keeps on giving! LOL) There will be yet another weekend for the final setting of herringbone counter front and shiny acrylic countertops. (Yes, even acrylic counter tops were made for them! $200 worth of acrylic material spread with love onto Jodi’s “bargain find of $2 reclaimed computer desk tops” make them priceless!)
Foam backing was ordered this week to finish the upholstery of the bench seat. The kids painted walls and ceilings and laid hardwood laminate flooring last weekend…. It is really starting to take shape! Can’t wait to show you pictures!!!
In addition to that little project, :):), I have also been religiously scouring out art exhibits to enter. They tell me getting your work out there, into juried shows, is THE best way to get your work known and purchased, ie: to become a success in this business of art. So that’s what I do. :):) I realized the other day that my methodology for show trolling and entry ironically smacks of the same old habits and methods that I used to build a million dollar book at Merrill back in my early days as a broker. I actually found that humorous — from finance to art; from art to my personal finance! LOL
The net result of all my efforts is being accepted into five shows this fall (hopefully seven, as I await the word of two others I entered this week), and a solo exhibition in February. Pretty cool, huh? I remain forever blown away by the acceptance of my work! Who’d a thunk it????? I’m sure livin’ the dream!!!! How lucky is that?!?!?!?
The Tyvek pieces I showed you in earlier posts are now the nucleus of my solo exhibition, “Discarded”. They will also be shown in other venues, but they will be integral to my show. Today I am pushing the idea of “old scraps to something beautiful” by working with dryer lint and Tyvek. This could get interesting…. :):)
I’ll share more and things continue to develop! Until then, be alive! Be creative!!