Saturday, March 31, 2007
I C ART & FRIENDS
Today was the I.C. ART STUDIO TOUR. It was a great day...even with the terrible rain storms that came through.
Mom took this picture of me in my "art" painting shirt. It as usual was a big hit at the studio, with people joking about how I got some paint on my shirt...some even wanted to buy... truth be told I would have given it to them if they had cash!
Mom played "gallery director" today and met the many people that came through the digital gallery. The day started with my landlord and his partner. They have been so supportive of the house and helping me achieve making this studio & gallery come alive. They have other places for rent if others want to move into the neighborhood.
The balloons welcomed guests to the first opening at The Pink House Studio & Gallery. It was unfortunate that we could not put the painted umbrella out front with lights because of the wind & rain. Maybe next time.
Well you may think this is a new piece of art from me, it is really the welcome mat that greeted the visitors. Something artful to wipe the wet mess from their feet.
The new art I created in the painting studio today was this piece. Some one told me that it reminded them of dancers. I thought that was really cool to see something so literal, yet moving in such an abstract piece.
Others saw faces, and human forms in this piece. It is so great to see others imaginations take over when viewing art pieces.
The day was filled with many visitors. Visitors from my corporate life - Laura, Norm & his family, Jennifer, Jackie; calls from Armando, Jim, Jack, and Ann; email well wished from my college roommate - Peter K.; and text messages from people at DIFFA watching my jacket go down the catwalk. But the last surprize was my good friends, Patrick & Sonya from Austin popping with their Houston Friends to visit - what a great surprise and ending to my day. Mom called at around 8:55pm and told me do not leave or close up she was sending 4 important buyers over to see my work... she did not let on it was Apadaca & entourage. We had a great visit, and now I have a few more Houston friends. New artist friends stopped by and visited as well.
Mom & I went to eat at Katz's Deli afterwards had some waffles & french toast. Batman & Robin were are waiter and waitress. I told them the Fried Pickle story. Now I have blogged, and will rest.
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