4/30/10

ready set go



today was one big long day.  and we aint done.  decided tomorrow to be 'open' in the afternoon so we dont miss the chance to nab some possible visitors who might be out roaming the 'airing of the quilt' show that will be going on right down the street from us.  we aren't done hanging everything and getting all the loose ends tied up, last minute completion of art in some cases, rearranging of furniture and of course the food getting prepared and set up, thankfully tod's mom flew in from MA yesterday and she is taking over the brunt of that so i can focus on the show stuff.  thunderstorms predicted.  hasn't rained much all spring and now we are getting 'mist'.  hot and greasy humid.  i love it.  bring it on we are having this show rain or shine!

i'm loving the most that its me and tod and jared.  my favorite people in huntsville. (cynthia you live out of town otherwise you would be in that list. you are my favorite person too).  i'm loving that tod has been making his little 'daddy dolls' for the last 2 years and finally they get to be seen.  and since moving here he's made small sculptures from found objects, barely fit in the palm of your hand they do, and they are cool.  and jared, who is graduating from SHSU has still managed to get 3 strong pieces going for this show not to mention (photos above) working his ass off getting signs made and doing a lot of the grunt work to the physical space. THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES.  tonight after i left some teenagers were out and i hear they stopped by and immediately gravitated towards one of his pieces and were seriously digging him for how much it was.  how cool is that?????

and i'm happy to have my new puzzle sculptures there...mixed in with my older ones.  i'm thinking i might add 'eyes' now to the mystic after this show seeing as my new pieces have found objects for eyes and it makes a huge difference in their character.  and i have my new candle holders and all my studio furniture there.  the space while small suddenly looks LARGE and my furniture feels a bit diminutive without a chair next to each table.  might have to bring a few chairs in.

what a cool experience though, the whole thing.  working as a team. the three of us picking up where another leaves off and filling in the gaps if one person seems to have more finesse than the others.  i'm not sure i've ever had something go so smoothly and we got done what we needed to get done.  we pitched in and had kristie who is the rock star of promotions help out with distributing fliers and getting 2 press releases done not to mention sending out emails to a bundle of contacts who wouldn't otherwise be privy to this event.  she lent us some xmas lights, serving trays and plastic dishes too.  its all good.  its going to be a fun, relaxed show.  no one has gotten bent out of shape, no disasters...so far this feels like the easiest art show i've ever done. yeah i'm tired, a bit wired but mostly really looking forward to enjoying observing and interacting with new faces. thanks you guys for being interested and supportive, i will be wishing you all could be here!

11 comments:

andrea said...

You sound totally pumped. Remember to take lots of photos for the folks at home (looking at their computer monitors).

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Wish I could be there! :-D Yes, take some photos, please!

Karen said...

This is so exciting! Take loads of photos for we who would be there if we could!

Michelle said...

I wished so much to be there,
looks cool and
I am shore, that will be so much Fun,
Good luck with it Paula!!!!!

Tracy said...

Sounds so wonderful! Good luck and I am looking forward to pictures of EVERYTHING you just described!

paula said...

only YOU guys could be this happy for another artist low brow opening!!! thank you for your well wishes! yes lots of pictures of our little space. funny thing is now i'm not liking any of the wall colors we painted. might go for white next time.
...but pictures without judging coming up!

Colleen Kole said...

the thing i like most-from beginning to end it's all yours. how great that must feel. have fun today.

ArtPropelled said...

Now I have butterflies in my tummy. Waiting patiently for stories and photos.

deb said...

this is so amazing Paula, wishing you all the best for tonight.

Kim Hambric said...

I'm very excited for all of you. I wish wish wish I could be there!!! Enjoy your moment -- no doubt it will be the first(ish) of many.

paula said...

your right colleen, thats the best part. and robyn, i have zero nerves, first time too i've felt this way. and kim, me too me too....
hope i can remember to take pictures for you, keep running in and out.