Tuesday, January 4, 2011

the demo

despite that deer in the headlights look below, everything went well. this photo shows the set up- there's a large mirror mounted over the table, enabling everyone in the room (and there were about 40 people) to see what's happening.

my friends betty & molly went with me & helped carry stuff & provided moral support. molly videoed some of the demo, and when i figure out how to edit it i'll post somewhere.

the group seemed genuinely interested, intrigued, etc. by what i was discussing, and moving around in the subject matter worked just fine. watching the video i see that i was much more natural going that way than if i'd had a prepared script. ( i also see what my new years resolution HAS to be, but that's another story!).

and now i have another piece started & am a bit further down the road on a few, so it was all good. i realized that i do know more than i give myself credit for sometimes.

my favorite moment of the night was when i was going to show how alcohol drops in watered down paint create a pattern & i announced i thought i'd do a wash of alizarin crimson over a piece i had. someone asked "are you sure you want to use red?" gotta love it! i said "yes, i am, thanks for asking" and it worked out fine.

studio night tonight, a day of rest & then first thursday & the emerging artist show at the gallery. i thought it was going to slow down at some point!


Lynn A. Fraley said...

Awesome Marianne! Give yourself credit for knowing bunches more often! It's funny how we take what we know for granted.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Glad things went well.....LOL on the *sure you wanna use red?*
Oh my.
Hope you can post the video at some point and hope my broadband will actually show it!


Barb said...

Hi Marianne-You definitely look a bit quizzical (maybe this was just after the red comment?). You are making me tired just listening to your schedule. It's horribly cold here - I imagine your parents have told you.

Gerry said...

I was at the demo. It was fabulous! Marianne did a wonderful job. Everyone enjoyed it and learned a lot!

becky said...

sounds like it went well! i sure could use a bit of your energy!

marianne said...

thanks all- it was fun- as play should be :)