Hey GUYS!!!! I'm BACK. I had to take a day to absorb all that happened this weekend. Because it...was...amazing!! Seriously. We drove in from Atlanta Friday afternoon and got to the gallery around 4pm. It was ALL ready, all set, and all so beautiful together!! I know, I painted them so I am a little biased. But to walk in and see the work I'd poured my heart and soul into for 6 weeks weeks straight finally on the walls and not the piled up in the garage,well it was a teary moment. Actually I had many teary moments. Let's see one was when I realized I'd received flowers from 4 different people (awwww), once when I walked in on Saturday and found Atlanta peeps standing in the gallery to surprise me (soooo cool) and last, that first glimpse into the room. At that moment was an overwhelming sense of proudness. A feeling that tingled all over my body that finally, I'd made it. I've made history with my sweet paintings of birds, trucks and bikes. Wow.
The gallery is in an old house Vero has renovated. My work filled the walls of the front left room. The opening was 5-9PM Friday night at 1-6PM on Saturday. So many friends and family members came despite the horrible weather! In fact, many of my friends from childhood have never seen my work in person. Seeing as how I was the singing dancing chick in High School, the paintings are a new thing for them. I liked seeing their expressions and hearing their comments. Warmed my heart so! Even parents of high school friends came to support me, and BUY! Many of my parents friends came to support the show, and BUY as well! We like that word, Vero and I. :)
Flowers from BFF Aimee.
Saturday I demonstrated my texture technique. Those around were very intrigued, with many questions. I actually got a little nervous....and I don't ever get nervous even when singing in front of hundreds! The painting turned out adorable....look for it later in the week. Hint: there will be a give away!!!
I literally have 100's of pictures from the weekend. Many with family and friends that attended. I'll attempt to get those onto Facebook later this week. Right now though, my Dad is here at the house and we are finishing up tons of projects around the house to get it on the market by the end of the week. So I guess I should head on now. Paint is calling me...and trim.