Monday, October 05, 2009

When Destiny Calls

What I really wanted to do today was to stay in bed reminiscing about the opening of my art show on Saturday and how much fun I had. But I needed to finish writing a long freelance article I’d been assigned before indulging.
Now it’s early Monday morning and I’m sitting here at the computer grinning. Maureen, who was in charge of hanging and coordinating my show at The Whitney Gallery, told me not to be discouraged if only a few people made it to the opening because sometimes this happens.
But I wasn’t worried. One of the good things about having a large family is that you know they will always support you whether or not they’re in the mood, so at least 12 of them showed up plus a boyfriend and a fiancée, along with a ton of friends, neighbors and art buddies. Okay, so I don’t know how much a ton is, but it was a heartwarming number. Mary, Lennie, Nancy, Cori, June, Lanre, Cherri and Karen all stopped in to visit along with Bill, Andrea, Yvonne, Peter, Steve, Al, Peggy, Doug, Carolyn, Kim, Diana, Dave, Susan V and husband, Rosemary and Jeanette—if I’ve forgotten to mention you, I apologize. At one point Maureen told me that 118 people had been in to look at my work, so there were obviously lots of people I didn’t know, but I enjoyed meeting quite a few of them.
Naturally I had a great time gabbing to everyone and signing copies of my book Creating from the Inside Out. (Speaking of my book, I’ll have more to say on that subject very soon). There were several highpoints including meeting Lennie (my online pal and Photoshop guru), and being taken out to a big family dinner afterwards by my sister Pam and brother-in-law Brian.
John is putting together a slide show of the event which he plans to put on the website he’s working on for me. In the meantime, here’s a 16 x 20” mixed media canvas, When Destiny Calls, which will be heading for its new home when the show is over on November 15th.


Miss Marple said...

Great to hear that the opening has been a succes! I am so happy for you!
And if I understood right you also already sold a piece? Congrats!!
Keep grinning - Irma

nancy said...

what a great show!!!
"when destiny calls" was one of my favorites! will you be selling prints of the original???
i'm enjoying your book.

Anonymous said...

Susan, your book is fabulous! It's so professionally done and the format is great. And your comments on creativity are inspiring too. Well done!
Mary A.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Susan, so glad to hear that you had a magnificent opening. You've worked so hard to "get it all out there" and now I do hope you will bask in your accomplishment. Looking forward to seeing the show. Sorry we were unable to make it Saturday, but still looking forward to viewing your momentous event.

me again said...

It was a wonderful opening and you should be very proud of yourself; you are so deserving of the attention and .... the sales! :-)

La Dolce Vita said...

congratulations! it is time to bask in your achievement! woo hoo!

Kristeena Crabb said...

Congratulations on a successful opening and I just love "When Destiny Calls." I'm not the least bit surprised to learn that it has a new home.

A bird in the hand said...

This makes me very happy! I wish I could have made it out there, but your know my circumstances and that I would have if I could have... xoxo

Sandy Michelle said...

What a beautiful piece~! I am so happy for you that you had a huge turn out (and I'm not surprised). I wish I could have attended!! I am anxiously awaiting for my man to return from Saskatchewan as I am up to my ears with my kids.

I can't wait to see the slide show!!


Lori Saul said...

What a stunning piece- I just discovered your blog and wonderful art. Congrats on your show- your work is inspiring!