Much to my surprise, I got a call yesterday morning to see if I would substitute for the featured artist of the month at the Lodi art Gallery. Not much time to get it together, but in four hours I put a show together. It helped to have my favorite things at hand, so it was more a matter of cleaning glass, dusting frames, typing labels, and setting prices. My work generally is cohesive and the pieces work well together. No sore thumbs sticking out in the batch. I put in some three dimensional things which always makes the gallery happy, and some altered books as well. Candis and a friend of hers helped cart it all into the gallery and we left it in their hands to hang it. I can't wait to go back and see how it looks.
I was expecting to be the featured artist probably in October or November of 2011. I'm way ahead of my goals again. Guess we'll paint the house and put in new front fence. I've got to have goals to work towards.
While I was there, I picked up a painting I bought from Rich Allen - a woodsy scene that reminds me so much of the scene outside my back window in the country. Now, I can see it everyday from home as well. I hung it this a.m. and already it makes me feel so peaceful. I'll post pics later when I get the other computer fixed. Right now, I'm still using the laptop so I"m hampered in what I can share.
Another goal was met last week when the insulation was installed in my studio. Wow! What a difference. If your studio is too hot in summer and too cold in winter, don't put this off like I did for several miserable years. It will be so much more useful now - not just mornings and late evenings in summer and only mid day in winter. I'll need to insulate the floor before winter, but for now, the ceilings were the most important part. I'm so thankful to have a helpful son and grandsons who make impossible things look so easy. They are my heroes.