Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Update on the Art Show

First a little explanation about why it's taken me so long to update. My mom grew up in fostercare and she had the most wonderful foster-mother. Me and my brother were very close to her and as far as we're concerned she was far more out grandmother than my mother's biological mother. She was 85 years old and for her age quite healthy until the first week of July, she had a series of heart attacks and strokes over two weeks until she passed away due to bleeding in her brain that the doctors are pretty sure was caused by an undiagnosed tumor. Obviously that knocked me for an emotional loop. On top of that my mom had already arranged several years ago to become my mentally disabled foster-uncle's guardian when my grandmother could no longer care for him so he's been in the process of moving in the past couple weeks which has really taken up a lot of time and energy.

Okay back to the Art Show. It went pretty well considering it was a very small show competing with a much larger better advertised one. I sold two small sculptures and generated quite a bit of interest in my art including an invitation to display in a new local gallery.

Here is the photo I took of my display:

I think the best part of it all was networking with the other artists and getting to talk to people who've been doing this a lot longer than I have. I really learned a lot from the show which makes it more than worth it. As for that invitation for the gallery I'm proud to say I currently have several pieces in the Elements Gallery in Bethel, ME which I can't describe how excited I am about that.