I had committed myself to an art show at the local cafe "The Bakery", a New Paltz hot spot for socializing over coffee and tasty food.
I was going to exhibit a few originals and bigger sized paintings, but the main body of work was to consist of twenty images from this BLOG. To make it affordable for people I decided to get giclee prints made in the original size (6"x6") and attach them to 6"x6" painted woodblocks. Actually the praise goes to Clifford, the man of my heart. He had the vision of the finished product and I just followed along. And right I was to do so :) Thank you, Clifford!!!
My skill level in NOT getting any fingerprints on the wet blocks while putting them to dry rose significantly at the last piece :)
The next step was to put some info on the back, such as my website, theme, inspirational quote and hanging device:
The next step was hanging the show. Oh those slippery fish lines and the challenge of having a convincing layout. I couldn't have done it without my dear soul sister Barbara and it worked... of course :) Thank you, Barbara!!!
|"Spaceship of Imagination" (giclee print on wood block)|
|"Don't drop the ball, dear!" (giclee print on wood block)|
|"Dare to be Yourself!" (original) & "Owl Wisdom" (original)|
|Partial view of the show before the opening reception|
|Coming up the stairs to the main area|
|5:00 PM - Beginning of the opening and ... almost more important than the artwork: good food :)|
|The party is happening :)|
|Three generations: from 25 - 90, and I am somewhere in the middle :)|
|Women Power :)|
The show continues until October 11 and more pieces have been sold since the opening.
And BIG THANKS to Jennifer, Paige, Hilary, and Clifford for taking the photographs.
One of the most interesting aspects of the show was/is for me which image speaks to people most.
The favorite image was "music". The one copy sold right away and four more people ordered another copy of the same image ....
I am very curious to know: What image is your favorite from all the drawings on the BLOG and why? Is it the image itself or the inspirational saying that goes with it or both?
Share your comments, have a good day and make someone smile.