My 1st Art Show

I recently had my 1st art show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Downtown Minneapolis with RAW Artists. I brought most of my fine art paintings and one sculpture. I finished most of what I wanted to bring with me on time, the only thing missing was the photo work. I wanted to bring a photo album of some of my photography work but I didn’t make it on time to get those printed with some of the issues I encountered.

I had been worried about bringing some kind of “wall” but was told that it wouldn’t be necessary and I didn’t worry about it any longer, but when I got there and saw what some of the others had brought to display their work I was a little saddened. I wish that I had been a little more prepared as far as presentation goes. I think that would have made all the difference in the world. At least my dad came and he was on the job to look at the other displays so that we could create something that would be more visually appealing and with lighting.

Another thing that I learned is that I need to have price tags on the items for sale and prints for sale. I have been looking into this part and it will defiantly be apart of my next show.

But overall I think that this was a pretty good showing, if not for anything more than the experience and the show of my supporters. I have gotten many Facebook, texts, call, emails from people wondering how the show went and to let them know about upcoming shows. That helps me feel better about the decision that I am making to move towards being an artist. I know that it takes a lot of time and dedication and I am now ready to put this effort in. I am so happy by the amount of people that did actually make it to the show and got to sign my memory board. I think that these are going to be great keepsakes and hopefully someday will have a whole room’s worth of supporters signatures and notes and when i am facing a hard day I can look at them and remember all of the people who are supporting me and appreciate my art.

******NEWS*****

I just bought my hosting site today and hopefully in the not to far distance future I can purchase my website and than i will have a whole new look and be able to better market myself!! I hope all of this old posting transfer. but if not I will figure out a way to make that happen! 🙂

 

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Blue Swirl Painting

THE BLUE SWIRL PAINTING

This is my most recent painting, I call it blue swirl.  Above show the two different views that I have gotten mixed reviews on. I don’t think I personally have a preference on which way you hang it, I guess it would depend on the space in which it was to be hung. Thoughts??

I usually like to write what I was feeling or thinking about when I paint the particular painting but I don’t have too many deep thoughts about this one. These are the swirls that I have drawn all my life on various scrap paper or while on the phone or in class. I have always had these around me, this just what automatically come out when I have a pen or marker. The one unique thing about this one is the fact that they are so bold and striking, the outlines make them pop out with the blue/green tones. It has a 70’s pop art feel to it almost, like it should be in an Austin Powers movie.

Side note: I finally organized all of my art supplies!!! Which feels amazing, this is a project that I have had on my ultimate to-do list for about 6 years. I am finally so happy that right now if you came to my house and asked for anything art related I could find it in a snap! I think that this is something that I was using as a crutch for a reason why I wasn’t creating as much art as I should be. This makes me smile that hopefully I can finally be free of this burden and just get down to business!!!

 

 

 

Quote Painting

Here is my newest addition to my art work family, quote paintings. I see these in all kinds of stores and they are really expensive, so I thought that I could just make my own. Why not? I always say that… Wandering around places with people and they are like, “I love that!” me, “I can make that…” Now I can finally say that I did.

This quote is from the book, Count me the stars, by Kylie Johnson. I have had this book for about a year and it is full of post-its marking pages of different quotes that I love. I knew that I would do something with them one day. This is my favorite though, I think it most represents me and my love of stars. I don’t really have too much depth to this one, other than it’s me. I hope you like it and if anyone has any suggestions on anymore quotes that I could use to do this, that would be great!