The door to my studio, which I just painted with chalkboard paint so I could create this welcome sign for visitors.
The first wall you see when you enter the studio. I have my artist statement next to this very personal painting. One of the highlights of Friday evening was having a visitor thank me for telling "my story".
The second wall that is part of the entrance hallway. The small painting with the yellow flowers is the painting I sold today.
Another interior shot--facing the windows. Two things--I love that vibrant tablecloth. I wish it was fabric, but it's paper. Also check out my new bins, helping me staying organized!
The table where I display my cards.
Just wanted to check in and post some pics from the Art Crawl. Day 2 is done. Tomorrow I wrap things up. It will probably be the slowest day...Sunday always is, plus the weather looks questionable.
I'll write more later, but I just want to say that so far things have gone very well. I've been delighted that the weather has been very good so far...a few days ago it looked like it would be cold and rainy. It's been a little cool, but not a drop of rain. The pleasant weather has definitely helped bring out people.
As in the past, the Art Crawl has been a wonderful event. So often as an artist, you work in a vacuum...with very little feedback on what you're doing. In some ways, while you are creating, that's a good thing...it allows you to keep doing what you're doing without being "swayed" by the opinions of others. But at some point, you need to pull your head out of the clouds and see what others think. Participating in the Art Crawl allows me do that. It's been gratifying to hear the comments from visitors. I've heard good things about my work and the studio itself. That feels good. It feeds my soul and makes me excited to do more work.
This isn't a big-selling event, but it's not about that for me. Don't get me wrong--sales are nice...they make me feel like breaking into song. But it's hearing the feedback from others that keep me going.
So I just wanted to share these pics from my studio and send out a thank you to all those who have supported me in getting to this point. And a very special welcome to all my new visitors. I hope you stop by often.