Today is possibly the first day I haven't thought: "Okay, what am I forgetting to do for the solo show?" But in spite of the pressure (that I put on myself), it was wonderful sharing my art with friends like Deborah Olsen -- who came all the way from Port Townsend, WA for the reception.
Thank goodness I had Tally Oliveau to help me hang the exhibit... we were done in about an hour and a half.
And that evening, I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see one of my long-time Artfest friends Nikki Gamon: that girl has crossed the state of Washington to see me and my art. Twice.
This is about the time of year we'd all be seeing each other at dearly-departed Artfest. So it was especially sweet to see them this year, especially the dynamic Canadian duo of Janine Shea and Nancy O.
I'm not a party planner. The possibility of no one showing up, decorating, feeding people... all that kinda gives me hives. So I especially want to thank the following:
- The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission, for the exhibit space
- The Husband for creating the reception menu
- Sarah Wyatt for inviting her friends from Mensa
- and The Husband and Tally again, for regularly talking me down from the ledge. (That's why I'm smiling instead of sobbing in that photo below.)
And for the people who couldn't make it to the reception because they were on the other side of the planet, I've done the next best thing: Etsy!
(You knew that was coming, didn't you?) Prints of all the pieces in my solo show are now available in my Etsy shop. The originals are also in the shop, but I realize most Etsy shoppers gravitate toward the more affordable prints. Must go now... I'm off to mail thank-you notes the old-fashioned way.