Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Art Show Success

Wow. So much has been happening. I hung my work in the gallery window on Monday and stayed over at my parents house because it is a bit of a drive. It turned out much better than I expected.

After hanging my artwork I was exhausted and came back the next day before I headed home. People were stopping down the street to look at it.

I just got off the phone with someone from the newspaper. They are running a cover story about me and my artwork on mothers day. I always feel nervous speaking to journalists because of the spin they put on things. I'm also hyper private. I hate talking about myself.

I know. Sooo contradictory that I have this super secret, available on the internet blog. Ha ha. I think the chances of someone I know stumbling upon my blog is super slim. Then I would feel self conscious.

The article is no accident because we sent a press release out. When it comes down to it, though, I shrivel up inside. I feel like what I'm going through is nobody's business but mine. I feel like if I disappeared completely, that would be okay. People often assume that artists want fame but some of us would be content with making things in our basements. Having them hang in public and scrutinized can be painful. I guess you could call me the reluctant artist.

Anyway, enough of my anxieties. The show looks awesome and a half.


I had amazing adventures while I was gone and I can't wait to share them. People are fascinating.

Unfortunately the reflection off the front of the windows was brutal, so I had to shoot from the side. I then began photographing my reflection. I never fail to entertain myself and incite curiosity from passersby.

7 comments:

Kelly Kane said...

I'm soooooooo glad it worked out! Did you sell a lot of your work???

Let's catch up soon, I miss you.

XO

High Desert Diva said...

Damn and blast those window reflections! How's a girl suppose to photograph her work?

I'm glad to hear it went well. Hooray! Post the article when it's published, would ya?

claudescreations.... said...

Congratulations you did what you set out to do! ive been quietly following your blog but today i felt i had to comment cause you have inspired me to push thru my creative block. All the best to you and Happy Mother's Day for Sunday!.... :o) claudia....

Autonomous Artisans said...

They look amazing! You are one very talented lady!

Duane said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! I'm thrilled for you!! ;)

Lauren said...

Hot dang, you are one talented artist, lady. I can't wait to see in person. I also hung a show - in Kelowna - last week... first show ever. (I too have some serious blog catching up to do.)

Hope you're well and things are awesome. Sending you good vibes.

almapottery said...

I wish I was there to see it.I went to Vancouver last month and when friends asked me to go to victoria I was thinking of you and wondering about your show.I decided to stay inland:) didn't want to sound like a crazy stalker;hi! I'm here,from japan I'm waving at your house!
I'm sure your show is great and I hope you'll get a very good response on it.Your work is touching and hard to forget.