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Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Little Art Show

Our local Arts Council is trying not to die.  We have recently gotten several new board members (remember the pretty cards I made for each of them?http://donna-retirementcountdown.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-snow.html )and are hopeful once again.  To welcome the new board members and other friends, we who are juried artists, have set up a little art show.  I am very new to this.  I have sold in other stores, but setting up my own display without a way to hang my art, was a bit of a challenge.  I think I like how it turned out.  What do you think?

I used an old ladder, a small table and a chair from school.  Table isn't really leaning. 
Here are a few pieces close up:  And if you get any closer, you can see the cat hairs probably.

And my favorite of this bunch....

Hope we have a nice turn out tonight for the Spring Thinking Meeting.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, Donna - I am absolutely delighted. And I need some delight today. I like the display - the ladder, of course, was genius. My fave? Believe. I loved them all, but that one best. Am MOST grateful to be shown. I will really look at the Japan day tomorrow - after all these things are a little bit over. But the show, for now, was refreshment enough.

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  2. Kristen, Believe has a bit of a back story. About a year into our dating, at the ripe old ages of 41 and 47, I ask my little husband if we were ever going to get married...he said, "When pigs fly." That very weekend while we were out and about, we saw a hot air balloon shaped like a PIG! We laughed and he gave me my ring about 3 weeks later. Our 12th anniversary is this Friday. So, flying pigs are one of our specials.

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  3. Now, that is a terrific story. I could've used one of those balloons about a year into OUR courtship. (men)

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  4. Men...you gotta love them! Mine finally gave me my ring on Halloween and we got married on April Fool's Day...hmmmmm. Still going strong!

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  5. Donna, these are FABULOUS! So full of character, warmth, and wit. That pig gazing longingly upwards at the bird (and the delightful backstory)is a charmer. And *all that and polka dots" CRACKS me up. I have a bit of a polka dot thing. The bird looks like she is dancing, and is bursting with whimsy. And *just bee* has won my beekeeping heart. Incredible work!

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  6. Thanks so much, WSW. I have a bit of a polka spot thing myself...all things circular make me happy...sequins, buttons, spots...
    I"m so glad you got the "whimsy" part of the titles.
    I really do hate to let them go sometimes. Can only console myself knowing that I can make another one when needed.

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