Monday, July 28, 2008

Thank Goodness it's Monday!

On Friday, I got a call from the aforementioned gallery that turned me down. No, they didn't change their mind. It's actually better: They invited me to take part in a one day Arts Show. This will be my very first show, and I have been dutifully researching 10x10 outdoor festival tents like a mad woman. And if you happen to have one of those handy dandy tents to loan me, that would be gReAt!

So I have about 10 completed pieces, but that's not nearly enough for that full, inviting look you want for a sale. So I have been snipping away, making lists and morphing into my full-blown-work-mode, which is: me at the dining room table, (because my studio is simply covered in stuff),chips a-flyinig, setting multiple pieces, with Robb's computer in front of me, playing a looped version of The Best of Friends volumes 1-4. There may or may not be a glass of wine involved, but I find that I like my results so much better WITH (ha ha).

I try not to do this kind of work on Sundays. It's not that I'm legalistic, I just kind of think I do better work when I take a break sometimes. And what better day to take a break than Sunday?

Hubby caught the dreaded virus from the kids, and is still lying wrapped up in multiple blankets with a high fever, the chills and a sore throat. He came down with it about 2 minutes after lunch yesterday. Which left me sleeping on the couch because I don't have time for the flu!

So yeah, now it is Monday and I can get back to working....right after I wash the pile of dirty dishes in the sink, do the laundry, vacuum, and goad my children into cleaning their rooms.

And oh yeah...here's a sneak preview of what I have layed out, nothing glued or polished, of course:  
 
 
 
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6 comments:

Kate said...

Darn, I have got to get my stuff to you before you're discovered and start charging thousands for a piece. It is VBS week over at my place so all my mornings are free. Where can I drop off these blasted broken dishes- say tomorrow? e-mail or call me. I am REALLY loving the bouquets!
Kate

H said...

GORGEOUS!!! I can tell by your tone of... er.... typing..... that you've got your mojo back!! Hooray!

12-arrows said...

I absolutely love the american flag piece. BEAUTIFUL! you do some amazing art Girl!

Plant Freak said...

You have such an eye for placement. I have yet to see anything that I don't just love to pieces (giggle).

ness said...

oh you girls! Thanks so much for the encouragement....I hate being such a noodle, but it really helps to hear your feedback

Kate...call me! Hopefully my oldest isn't coming down with the flu, because I promised them a trip to the library. If we get out, maybe I can meet you. You've got my number right? "discovered" ha ha ha!

Plant Freak...to pieces....funny girl!

Heidi said...

That's so exciting! New opportunities always get my creative juices flowing. I really like the piece with the pearls...beautiful!

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