Okay...not going to go in depth, but I did want to go over just a few thangs from the last part of December...
I guess it goes without saying that with this whole 'daily art habit' of mine sometimes I have to 'create' my own studio. It may stay the same, depending on where we are and for how long, but when we are traveling it can get a little crazy. This past trip home to NC we were in a hotel for few days (THANKS AGAIN CHRISTI!!) and for the most part I used this great big ol' tray on the coffee table, an end table and the couch for my creatin'.
One thing that happened over the break- a special #AngelDropART happening! Instead of my usual angel paintings I created custom ornaments with my signature design and dropped those off at the emergency room at Moore Regional. I figured if it was Christmas Day and you were at the ER...you could problem use something to brighten your day, right?
Another thing from the break...and this is kinda big for me...I had an art show! After my last solo show at Harold's back in November I started thinking that my friends and family from NC aren't able to be at my shows since I am so far away. I actually had not shown my work in a solo format in my home state since my graduate show back in 2009. So I started brainstorming possible venues and sending inquiries. One thing that I am thankful for is all the contacts I have back home thanks to my husband and his family...so I contacted Con and Betty, the owners of the Bell Tree Tavern- and it was on! I originally had 31 paintings in my #NovemberBlueJLG series, but some were already sold/promised prior to the end of the series, so twenty-three paintings made the trip back home to NC.
And it went kinda like this;
And I sold many pieces that night...it was really just supposed to be a pop-up show...but Con and Betty said go ahead and keep it up, so I did. Here's a peek at the second half of the show, about fifteen pieces left;
And a the end of it all...I only had twelve paintings to bring back from the twenty-three I took down...and two pieces to 're-create' because they sold and someone else wanted 'em.
And that...well, that made me kinda happy.
Thanks so much to Con and Bettie O'Mahoney...and to all of my friends and family that came out to support me and my work. I think this might be an annual thing...so stay tuned!
So anyway...here is a mini-video celebration of my fourth year of daily art. Come back and see me...I'm in year five and ready to see where this year takes me!!!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG