Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ten Women Venice Gallery

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.


Janny said...

So beautiful!

Kell Belle Studio said...

Isn't she just beautiful! Just wanted to thank you for your visit to my blog. I love calligraphy and incorporating image as type. (my logo -heehee)

I enjoyed you profile on Flickr too! This room you have pictured above is just lovely and I wish you best of luck with the gallery.

We have a gallery in Seattle that is similar. You can hang work in exchange for working there a few hours a week. It think it's a marvelous idea! Have a beautiful day!


Mónica Zúñiga said...

Wow, your place looks amazing! congrats! I would love to know more about the calligrapher workshop, I love writing! Would you share more about it? :)

Bless you! Moni.

Lisa @ Perfectly Peculiar said...

renee, your blog is awesome ... so happy to see you have your lovely things in a gallery :) ... xoxo

Gaby Bee said...

All of the work I see on your blog is gorgeous. Lots of great eye candy.
Gaby xo