Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My little secret....


Every time I finish a painting I photograph it, name it and show you all but what you don't know is that it's never really done at that point.  I start off with the best of intentions but by the time I do all of the steps listed above I'm ready to move on... and I do.  So now in the final days before a show I have to make up for lost time and immerse myself in building and painting frames, attaching sawtooth hangers and wires (both of these involve power tools and are kinda fun), signing and dating each piece (which involves doodling and coloring which is kinda fun) but that leaves me very little time to complete the 4 new pieces I wanted to take to the show.  If I just skip the sleeping thing I can probably manage to get it all done!
The show I mentioned is an artist reception and sale Friday evening (like a trunk show).  One member of a collective I belong to opens up her home and I think this time there will be 5 of us showing work (but many others represented by cards, flyers, etc...).  There is food, wine and lots of networking.  I've done two other shows this way and really enjoyed them.  If anyone is in my neck of the woods and would like details just convo me....

11 comments:

artslice said...

It's amazing how much time all that 'little stuff' takes. I can't believe you're doing all your own framing... you must have some good tools and skills!!

I love the doodles on the back of your paintings... makes me wish I was in the area, I'd love to come see your work! (plus it sounds like a great show... hobnobbing, eating, drinking - what could be better?!)
Hope you have a great time and can sleep AND finish all the work!
Cheers,
Brenda

Janice La Verne said...

me too, i loved seeing the back of the paintings. i never sign the front of my paintings. i just think a sig looks strange with my work. i think the little drawings are great.

have a wonderful show.
Janice

tangled sky studio said...

thanks brenda and janice....my daughter also gave me the big thumbs up on drawing on the back of the paintings tonight...."it shows that you really care about the work you're putting out there mom"....from the mouths of babes (ok...she's 12 but my 1st born will always be my babe...) off to beds for a few winks!

justagirl said...

Oh man I wish I was in your neck of the woods... sounds like lots of fun.

I too love your little drawings on the back of your works. I think your daughter hit the nail on the head with her wise words of wisdom.

It is interesting to see how different people display their works... thanks for the peek.

paulanm said...

Aw man !!!!!!!!!! Why do I live so far away !!!!

Maybe you should come to New Mexico and we can organize one of these events here??????

I'm really about about the "moving on" part. I hear you on that one !

Leililaloo said...

That looks really so cute, the way you do all the details. It makes it so much more eye-candy, (if that's even possible)I wish you a lot of luck with the show!!! Can't wait to hear/read about it.

P.s i always wonder where to buy those saw-tooth thingies?

mawakeley said...

Great pic! I love the shot of all your babies lying face down. Much fun and success to you with your show. :) m.a.

sammi said...

oh, that sounds so lovely....any convincing to do it again when I come into town to visit family? (no pressure....)

bridgette said...

hi beth- could you email me the details of your show. if i'm feeling better tomorrow i would love to come out!

Erika Lee Sears said...

how adorable! love your work.. I am the same way about my work never feeling like it's done because sometime's paintings need resting time.

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

that does sound like fun. your daughter sounds cute!