Friday, April 25, 2008

Another opening

Well, I made it to another opening. My second group showing. It was a nice little party with pretty cupcakes, and a slideshow of all the work. My piece is in a coffee shop right in the middle of town so that's exciting. I just need to paint more and get my name out there. Finding the time is always hard though. There are so many things that I enjoy doing--sewing class, embroidery. So I think I may need to actually make a schedule. I will paint on certain days and sew on certain days and embroider on certain days. It may not last but it may just get me focused.

Friday, April 18, 2008


So I have been doing a lot of embroideries lately. Mostly for baby gifts as it seems that everyone I know is pregnant. But I have really been enjoying it. I absolutely love pulling the thread through fabric and drawing with thread. I am working on a bird image now that will hopefully make it's way onto a pillow for my empty couch. I want to do several for pillows and things like that to really personalize my place. Hopefully it will make the place a little homier.

p.s.--for the life of me--I can't seem to do a french knot. I read the directions and practiced so many times. I don't know why in the world it's just not clicking. I used to be able to do them.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Back into it

So at the beginning of the year I decided that I was going to start creating again. It had been like 8 years since I got out of school and had really done nothing with my art. So I got off the stick and finally started painting and stitching again. I took an art business class to learn more about the ins and outs of actually making a living as an artist (which would be great right?) and just to meet some fellow artists in the area. I learned so much from that class and also learned about places to take my work and shows to enter. I had my first deadline. So I entered a piece into the Visual Art Exchange show and my piece was accepted. I really couldn't believe it. I mean this was the first piece I have completed in years and they actually liked it. I then get a call from the gallery and the painting also got an honorable mention! I was on cloud nine. I went to the opening and it was a wonderful feeling to be among other artists and have my work showing in an actual "real" gallery. This show has given me the confidence I need to continue and feel that my work will be accepted and maybe someone will actually buy something one day. So, I am feeling good about my work and myself. Hopefully, this new journey with my art will be a great one.