let's see- emerging artist show opening thursday evening went really well.it was well attended by the artists & their guests, which fulfilled one of the show's goals of getting new people into the gallery. we were also thanked by a few artists for having the show & giving them the courage to put their art out there, which was wonderful. the winners were very excited, and one of them even sold a piece! calling it a success.
friday the desktop died- one week out of warrnaty. i am convinced that when i didn't say "yes hewlett packard, i would love to pay for an extended warranty!" they blew up the hard drive. off to best buy & the geek squad who have evidently been able to save most of the data from the fried drive & who installed a new one- a terrabyte, which should hold plenty of music & photos. luckily, friday was also girl's night out- italian theme at pam's- much fun & laughter.
frosty hike saturday am, then to tully's coffee to hang artwork, then patty & i went to fairfield to meet the guys after their day of skiing. live music & good food (and wine) in the local brew pub.
home today, studio time this afternoon. pam & nancy stopped by, as did vicky & margie. since i have no desktop i didn't get these scanned in. hopefully tomorrow. in the meantime- i did get the paper off of this & painted the edges. trying to figure out if i can slide it into the gallery. i didn't jury in as a photographer, and those spots are very limited. can i call it mixed media since it's on glass bead gel & has paint on it? (well, of course i can- but will anyone buy it?)
this is now tolerable. i took anne's suggestion of adding some dark at the bottom and pam's of glazing the rose hip to bring it out some and my own idea of modeling paste through a stencil on top and i don't hate it as much.
every year a local coffee shop does a valentine's for aids auction. it's invitation only, and i finally found out how to get on the wait list last year. pam & i both got invites this year. below is the beginning of the piece. i was thinking of doing a heart in glass bead gel or heavy soft gel over the rose & the arrow. we'll see if i still think that's a good idea when it dries :) i wanted girlier lace, but didn't have any in the house (shock!) maybe a doily.....
tomorrow night is a bosco meeting, and we'll see how the open studios group will shape up next year- and whether i am still involved.
phoenix (warm, sunny phoenix) wed & thurs- another busy week! i'll try to keep up the posts, but if not, have a good one!