Well, here I am, by the skin of my chinney, chin chin and a few hairs. And, I sold 5 pieces the very first day...yeayyy! My son, Sal, helped me on Sunday put up the plywood and the shelves and painted it white. On Monday, I went in and hung the paintings and arranged all the rest. Now, I'm busily working on more items to bring in; my giclees on canvas mounted on wood, cards that are being printed and a few prints. I didn't realize what an expensive proposition this was going to be, but I definitely think it's worth every penny. I'm thrilled and excited to be part of this artist community.
Tomorrow is my first working day at the gallery. Everyone takes a shift and mans the store for 3 hours once a week. I'm a bit nervous but it will give me a chance to get comfortable being there and get familiar with everything. Friday is "First Friday" on Abbot Kinney where the stores stay open till 10:00, serve wine and food, music in the streets, art openings, etc. which happens every first Friday of the month. It's jumping there and definitely the place to be. Next Saturday will be the Holiday Extravaganza and even Santa will make an appearance. It seems now that I'm involved with the gallery I don't have much time for a lot of other things. I wish that I didn't have to work and that I could spend all my time creating, but I am very grateful I have a great job and earn a decent living.
Well, back to the drawing board...oh, here's what I created for my granddaughter, Izabella Renee. She loves pink, singing and dancing and takes ballet lessons.
I'm so grateful to be able to share my art with others. I'm mixed media and love doing lots of different mediums. My main stay is calligraphy of course and most of my art has words in them, hence "The Word is ART". Hope you like what you see and come back often.
Have a blessed day. Renee
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I've been a professional calligrapher and designer for over 35 years and have had extraordinary experiences. I am proud to say that my clients are from all walks of life and a handful of celebrities that are faithful to my work. I've been blessed to be able to earn my living by doing what I truly love to do. I will always remain grateful and proud.
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