taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Monday, November 27, 2006

celebration of craftswomen




so here i am in my first ever art show. it was so cool. the 28th annual Celebration of Craftswomen treated me well, showed me the ropes, and left me feeling more validated than ever in the pursuit of an artful life.

what i loved:
*chatting with all the guests. hearing their thoughts. seeing their connection to my art, their initial responses, their questions. their suggestions. i was so curious what the response would be for my first public showing, and i was delighted with it all. as john would call it, i had a perma-grin for pretty much most of the weekend.
*chatting with the other artists who were at the show and all the inside secrets and tips they had to offer.

what i learned:
*a variety of prints, sizes, originals, and cards are a good idea
*to bring snacks
*and a scarf
*that all the hard work is worth it

I just finished updating my website. Please feel free to take a look through my portfolio. I have a couple of originals that are still available, and of course prints. Shipping is 100% free for the remainder of the year on all purchases. And I would be happy to gift wrap.

I am going to settle in for the remainder of the week. John and I have a plan this week that involves dinners at home, a trip to see 007, dog parks, and walks together. We have some catching up to do.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

how exciting! i am so saving my money for a print!

Alexandra S said...

Yay to you Kelly! Less than one year later you are already exhibiting your beautiful work! I loved seeing the photos and I also dig the skirt you are wearing! I look forward to growing my Kellyrae collection!

deirdre said...

Oh, look at you!! Cards would be so great. Then I could share your work with all my friends too. Are you doing the second weekend as well? It sounds like the show was a success all the way around. Yay!

lisa s said...

WOW!!!! Wahoo!! COnratulations my friend! Your art show display was beautiful!!! You are beautiful!!! I am in tears right now while as I look at your photos and read your words...a dream realaized my talented, artisistic, spririted, dear friend.

la vie en rose said...

yippee! yay you! i celebrate this momentous event in your creative life!

Anonymous said...

congratulations! I will check out your site.

Anonymous said...

congratulations honey... your art is amazing!!! :)

liz elayne said...

oh i am so glad that you had such a good experience! yes. permagrin!!!

can't wait to hear even more details soon! congratulations on your first show!!!

britt said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Silent K said...

Psst. we need to talk! I'm emailing now. vx

Laini Taylor said...

The booth looks adorable, and so do you! Congrats on the success of your first show -- first of many, I am sure. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kelly! I am so happy for you. I love your blog!! And your show looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations kelly. What a beautiful set up. You look so happy from deep inside.

love to you

ceanandjen said...

A big congratulations! Your booth looks fabulous! I am sooo in love with the prints you just sent me! I can't wait to have them framed and put them up around my desk.

Bohemian Girl said...

oh i am so thrilled for you my dear!

look how GORGEOUS all of your artwork looked side by side and then with beautiful YOU standing near...it's almost too lovely to handle.

i cannot be more thrilled for you. you inspire me greatly. xoxo

melba said...

Way to go! You look so Happy and You Deserve it and all the success!

Anonymous said...

YAY to you!! You have really really done it! I'm so inspired and jealous in a good way. I'm saving up!

myumblog said...

i am sooooo PROUD of you!!!! love- Maya

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! Your stuff is awesome! It reminds me a bit of Modigliani but a much more happy and playful Modigliani ... maybe a touch of Chagall thrown in!

Beautiful stuff! I'm heading over to your store to check it out.

Congratulations on your art show!

melanie said...

bravo to you! your booth looked wonderful!

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