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!
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