Thursday, July 28, 2011

Boy, it's been a while --

I was so busy, getting ready for my "Summer Art in the Garden" show, I was kind of a basket case.  It happened last weekend, and although it was not a huge moneymaker, I'm really glad I did it for the experience of getting ready for something like that.  Of course things went wrong -- on the last day, I ran out of double-sided tape and the tape dispenser exploded, and my staple gun quit working.  But the show went very well -- even though people weren't buying much (they were there to buy plants, not pictures), they were very complimentary about my work, and that was very gratifying.  Also, the store wants me to give them one of my great big pictures, so we'll see how that goes.  The picture below is one that a number of people were interested in -- personally, I don't think it's that great, but who am I to argue?


I'm forging ahead with new things --  today I submitted a couple of things to a juried show at the Santa Cruz Art League called "Works on Paper" -- first time I've ever done something like that.  I also put in an application to the "Aptos Artisan Fair," which is a charitable event for a big Methodist church.  Because it's a fund raiser for the church, I'm figuring that people will come ready to buy :)  So I'm crossing my fingers for both those things.

At the bottom of the blog, I've got a ticker going, counting down the days to my retirement -- 346 today, I think.  I cannot, cannot wait -- I'll be able to devote myself to photography and art, and I will be soooo happy.  

I'm going to make the rounds and see what everyone has been up to!

Linkup to Still Life Standouts -- 

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i do like that window shot.

congrats on the pending retirement!!! woo hoo!

Jill said...

I love that photo!

MarieElizabeth said...

Good for you, doing that art show and putting yourself out there. I do like that photo, I think it evokes all kinds of memories and stories in my head. Maybe that's why it was popular, everyone saw something different.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks so much, you all -- I appreciate your comments!

Halcyon said...

A very pretty window!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So glad to see you again, Elise. I often wondered what was going on in your world. Sounds like an exciting new endeavor for you.

Kudos on your upcoming retirement. Maybe you should put a countdown ticker on your blog. ;)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks so much, Nancy -- and I do have the ticker, way down at the bottom!

Cat said...

Welcome back! Way to go for submitting your art; that takes courage. The light in your painting is beautiful and I agree with MarieElizabeth, it evokes thought.

Courtney K. said...

What a beautiful photo! Love the perspective of this shot and the stillness it radiates. :)

Ms. Becky said...

hey Elise, it's been awhile, happy you're back. and I can see why people are interested in the window photo - it has a moody, peaceful quality about it. I like it a whole lot. have a wonderful weekend.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks so much --

Branson said...

I can see why people were interested in this... it is beautiful! I find that often the favorites of others are not my own favorites... photography is so much about emotion, and this shot invokes emotion in many I am sure. So glad you linked up with us :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

So pretty- love that light streaming in.

every-perfect-gift.com said...

I really like this shot too...and I love the color and texture.

brenda

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, you all --