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!

6 comments:

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!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

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 :)