4/21/10

bizzzzzeeeee


today i started handing out the fliers and postcards that we made/printed to direct the masses to our group art show which is a week from saturday. for those of you who haven't seen the press release ~ i made my own of sorts to go on the website as well for the random human who actually visits my about/exhibit page.

the great thing is, i dont care who shows up. i'm not in a fantasy world about this being something other than just three people getting together who want to show their art. we've waited pert near to the last minute it seems to get the word out, but this is huntsville, word spreads via some strange osmosis. wafting through the thick humidity and enveloping all with the knowledge of who. what. where. when. i'm thinking there will be more curiosity seekers than anything and once they find out we didn't buy wine or get a musician (theres still hope but who knows) they will be forced to look at the art and interact. i look forward to it.

and in other paulawahla world news, i've been doing lots of behind the scenes work on the etsy team blog and other stuff i wont bore you with. while sales are dead on etsy right now, i'm having more fun than i would have ever believed just getting to know other team members. big lessons for this judgey bitchy thing. i have been happy lately and i have no idea why. i have less money than i've had in my entire adult life save for a time in my 20's when i had just $20 (of course if you take my debt into account i guess i am poorer now than then. shit). i live in a place that is totally uncomfortable and noisy. my future feels completely unknown and unimaginable and i just don't seem to care. i would have never imagined i could be this happy with so little in the way of creature comforts, financial stability and the near complete lack of environmental beauty. (its huntsville texas dont forget) i'm sure i'll topple down at some point, but hell, it's been three weeks, THREE WEEKS of feeling positive, powerful, hopeful, content and just being alright with life, i think my record is a month or two so this is like a big fat gift from the universe.

off i go, i'm the busiest non-working artist who doesn't even make that much art anymore person that i know. ps, for those of you planning to fly in for the art opening i think there is room for private jets to land at any one of the numerous prison units near the outer city limits. and if not there, pick a spot, there is nothing but land out here my friend.

17 comments:

andrea said...

Three weeks! Yes! That's the spirit, woman! As for "pert near" -- are you from Texas now? :)

Ellen said...

Love it! Your happiness is contagious, hope you break your record. Andrea is paying for a private jet, we'll be there:)

Jeana Marie said...

If I had a private jet, we'd be there...

I hope it goes entirely to your satisfaction and that you have fun too!

donauluft said...

All the best to your art show! I am sure you will inform us afterwards.

Kim Hambric said...

Hearing you say that your looking forward to this show and that you are feeling happy and positive is making my day. If you have any extra positiveness, could you send some here?

Wish I could get my hands on a private jet.

Melody said...

Another fabulous post....made my day. If Andrea's paying for the private jet count me in too....I've never been to Texas...

paula said...

smiling. i think more than anything i would want that i could have my online friends altogether one day, one big art orgy, a private show for us and just of our work. the public can watch us like zoo animals through thick plexi glass so they can't hear us.

i realized this happiness thing, it probably has much to do with having purpose and meaning in my art world right now.feels like i'm giving the art some well deserved attention.

Angela Recada said...

:0)
Your promo piece for the art show looks terrific!

Your happy makes me happy.

paula said...

thanks angela :) your happy makes my happy happy

ArtPropelled said...

The plane is ready .... I wish! It would be so wonderful to hop on over to attend your art show and actually meet you face to face. There's a good vibe about it.

paula said...

thank robyn. i feel the same. maybe i should get a virtual life thing going and have an art opening there :)

CTStudios said...

Perhaps, with an artistic approach, you could hand out small dixie cups of water to your gallery guests and give them each a toast to Earth Day, Week, Month !! Catch them off-guard. But, it being Huntsville, it shouldn't be too snobby.

Also ... you really shouldn't complain so about scenic Huntsville, after all, it could be Conroe !

paula said...

oh no does it sound like i'm complaining about huntsville? i thought i was doing better with all that. i just realized there is no bathroom so just as well we aren't serving beverages but good idea about the water :)

San said...

How exciting! Now I'm going to your website to see the announcement there...

San said...

Went there and enjoyed looking at your puzzle people again. And that puzzle table--love it!!!

paula said...

thank you san, just one more person to fit into the jet!
....hey i just had an artist in my etsy treasury and after viewing her website saw she is in your gallery...how small this world is eh?

sarala said...

So exciting! Glad you are doing well.