Sunday, November 25, 2012

I entered my first art show on Friday, November 23rd, "Black Friday." It has been 40 years since I last exhibited my artwork. Wow, I didn't realize just how long it had been, seems like it was yesterday. It was a slow night at the Art Center, not much people traffic coming in off the street. I had a few good friends stop by, one brought her sister and the other brought a neighbor friend. It was really nice to see all of them and I enjoyed taking them around a portion of the show. The show will be running until December 31st and I'm hoping it does well, and hoping also that all three of my paintings sell.

I picked up my issue Artful Blogging magazine yesterday and finally had a chance to sit down with it this afternoon. I always begin with the letter from the editor, Jennifer. She mentioned a question from last quarter's issue, which by the way was sold out and I never got a copy. Sorry, the question: Why do I blog? Well, that's a good question. I had to think about that for a bit. I opened up my blog and looked through its entries which revealed my answer. I blog to share myself, my artwork; there is a need for me to share it. I want others to see it and enjoy it. I love posting a painting as soon as I finish it for all to see, critique and comment.

I would love to write a small blurb about my blogging experience and share my paintings with the outside world and someday I just might if I get up enough nerve.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Well the treck in getting greeting cards produced is turning out to be a challenge. Proofs arived on Wednesday delivered by Fedex, however I never realized they were delivered becaused the Fedex person left them laying on my top front porch step. Get this we have a side covered porch where Fedex always leaves or picks up my packages, and can't for the life of me figure out why they would all of a sudden leave a package there—oh well at least I got it right!

I opened up the greeting card proofs and was very surprised. The color was beautiful and the looked fabulous, but I was a little disappointed in the overall look of the card because of a slight glossy look and feel which is not what I expected. However, they are lovely and suitable for framing.