5/6/10

revival

so yesterday was a big day, an unexpected one at that!  remember when i did the angel show (1,2,) at the Katy and E. Don Walker Education Center on campus last November? (of course you do right?)  well a woman there had really liked one of my photo mixed media pieces but was on the fence about one of the photos in the piece.  i'm happy to say that has since sold and even happier to say she went to our temporary gallery space yesterday with her son to meet me and have a look see at our 'show' and ended up buying my little bone table for her deck!  they made up for everything that didn't happen saturday night, meaning: i got to talk about all of our art for over 30 minutes to people who were interested and loved seeing everything in there.  And they were interesting as well so i feel like i made a connection with people who got what we were doing. 

as if that weren't enough for one day, i then stopped over at the Wynne Home Arts Center just down the street (to the best of my knowledge it is the only art place in Huntsville not counting the university) to drop off a few things for the gift shop.  i had tried in december to get some work in there but for one reason or another we were always missing each other as there were two people i needed to contact to make it happen.  i let it slide.  here is an interesting thing about timing, because i felt this little tug to NOT force it.  something was telling me to not do it right now and it made no sense to me.  i let a few months go by and checked in with myself and still felt like NO not now.  and then suddenly last week it hit me to contact them and finally it all just happened at the perfect time because as you can see in the postcard above, next monday they are showing an outsider art/self taught artist collection of works. it's extra cool because initially i was only expecting to get a few clocks or candle holders into the gift shop and the woman putting together the next 'mini show' in the gift shop was so excited about my work she took way more than that.  she took the warrior puzzle sculpture, the mystic, and a few mixed media assemblages as well.  and in the next room all the crazy outsider art is exhibiting so maybe, just maybe some of my work will get a glance too!

i have to say, the Wynne home is pretty cool.  its a huge old mansion filled with quite remarkable art from what i am gathering were or are all the local artists that i've yet to meet, sounds like many of them live elsewhere now or a bit out of town but it gave me hope. i guess the main exhibit space is spoken for a year in advance so as you might guess being in that little gift shop is quite the gift to me!

9 comments:

Angela Recada said...

This is terrific, Paula! Life is just a series of ups and downs, isn't it. So glad you're having such a good "up" again so soon, and I hope this results in more sales for you. It sure sounds promising!

paula said...

you are so right angela, maybe i will have many more ups to make up for the last 40 odd years of what felt like lots of downs :)

Kim Hambric said...

This is fantastic! Looks like Texas is working out pretty well so far. Kind of like looking under a rock and finding a ring or something.

sarala said...

Looking under a rock and finding a ring--I love it!
So glad you got the gallery thing and sold a bone piece. Hope the string of positives continues.

paula said...

i know...who would have thought.

ArtPropelled said...

I'm dancing the jig of joy! Congratulations Paula. Hanging in there is paying off!

paula said...

the jig huh...what i'd give to see THAT! thanks robyn...lets hpo9e it pans out, i'm out of money!

Ellen said...

such perfect cosmic timing. love it. The artists for that show I bet would be a refreshing bunch and the opening would be fun. Here's hoping that you don't just sales, but a patron, (wouldn't that be great!)

paula said...

i like that hope!!!!!