Monday, June 8, 2009
I arrived at Ten Women Gallery around 5 P.M. to set up the food and wine and make sure the gallery was all looking good. By 6:30 the streets began to quiver with people hurrying to find parking (a commodity on AK), eat dinner and walk the boulevard. There were so many people coming and going that all the food was gone by 9:00 and the wine finished by 10:00. All the stores usually close by 10:00, which is when I finally left, but all stayed open till.........?
At around 8:00, the film crew from Time Warner arrived to film the gallery, interview some of the artists, the front window (yeah), my space in the gallery and stayed for 1 1/2 hours. They were loving what was happening and said that the piece would be aired sometime in July.
What can I say???? I'm a person who hides away in my home and does calligraphy the majority of the day and adding a layer of paint on a canvas in between. I'm happiest doing my art (besides spending time with the grand kids) so all that hoopla was a bit much for my taste. Don't get me wrong. I am so grateful for the attention and the promoting of the gallery and my art, however, it takes too much of my energy away from what I enjoy.
In the 80's, I worked for Lionel Richie. It was at the height of his career, I was still young and life was good buzzing with all sorts of limelight stuff, the Oscars, American Music Awards, Grammy awards, "We Are the World", music videos, on and on. It was exciting and memorable for me.
As they say..."Been there, done that". At my age, I'm just not cut out for too much excitement. This isn't even anything to compare with that but, less is more at my age. Quiet is very good.
So, that's my story about First Friday and I'm sticking to it. It was great, I feel grateful and after all is said and done...I'm glad it's over.