A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a local newspaper looking to do an article on me and my art. The writer left me a message on my phone and also sent me an email. I was typing up my email to respond to her (thinking out my answers so I wouldn’t have to worry about how many times I said “ummm” and “you know”). My plan was to call her back and use my draft email as notes (doesn’t everyone do that?). But before I could finish, she calls me again. And wants to come by my studio NOW.
If you like my facebook art page, you might have seen a post saying I was rearranging my studio just the night before. Do you know how organized artists typically are? Can you imagine what my studio looked like the day the reporter wanted to come over? Most of my art was still hanging at the Roasted Coffee Depot in Graham, so I had limited inventory in my studio as well.
After she explained she only needed to take a picture of me and could crop out everything else…I said “OK, come on over.” I’d love to say I was completely ready for someone to come over, but my studio and I were far from it. After frantically getting presentable, I stuffed all the junk in cabinets quickly reorganized my art supplies before she arrived. (I really need to start following flylady more…CHAOS!)
I don’t remember saying ALL of this and in those EXACT words, but it’s consistent with what I have on my website and SOUND like something I would have said. In case anyone familiar with the two pieces on the second page catches these errors, the “Woolly Malamute” and “Lesser Kudu” (it does have a title) are pastel, not colored pencil.
All in all, it was a good experience! Anyone interested in doing a follow up article, I can now say my studio is back in one piece and my paintings have returned from the coffee shop.
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It always startles me when I open a website and hear music. However, I was checking out other blogs and came across one with the greatest upbeat music, so…I added a playlist to mine!
The next Art&Soul artist opening is August 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 and will feature art from Hilary Latimer, Cydney Morel-Corton and Clare Steece-Julich.
As soon as I get some photos back of my newest piece, I’ll post it. You’re welcome to see it at Art&Soul Studios
Next Saturday, we will be hanging art for the artist reception in June. I’m a little stressed because I’m one of the featured artists! Our month includes artists who work in glass, soap/makeup, photography and painting. I think the four of us will complement each other well.
I just need to work on some paintings. Jerry’s…here I come!
I finished and framed the pastel painting above. It’s never recommended to take a photograph of your work when it’s already framed, but I forgot I didn’t have the updated image. During my long shift at the gallery yesterday, I took quite a few photographs of the building, and some pieces of mine that are framed.
Some of you know (and I think I’ve posted this before somewhere) that I am a member of an art co-op. It’s a really great gallery with a mixture of sculpture, pottery, paintings, jewelry, etc. I’ve enjoyed meeting the other artists and trying to get the gallery in gear for this year.
We are starting to offer classes upstairs and I’m one of the teachers! I’m starting slow, with only one class – a portrait drawing class for beginners. Check out the link for the gallery to see the other classes. (http://www.artandsoulmebane.com/
). Hopefully, this will be a success!