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!