Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ten Women On Montana Open For Business

Ten Women on Montana opened our doors this week  for business.  Our new home feels fresh, classy, organized and looks like a wonderful gallery with fabulous art for sale.  Here's a look at our opening window, the over all display of  inside the gallery and of course, my space and new jewelry items I have for sale.

First window display on Montana
Looking into the gallery from the front door
Looking out from the counter area
Some of my art for window display
My mixed media art in my new space
"And this too shall pass" necklace
"Holiday Treat" necklace made with old vintage rhinestone pin
"Charmed I'm Sure" necklace
"Hidden Meaning" necklace
A Stone's Throw" necklace
"Bejeweled" necklace
"Amore" necklace

 I have so much more that I have created, in the midst of creating and have ideas for creating.  I'm so blessed and excited to be in our new home and feel confident we are exactly where we are suppose to be.

In gratitude...always.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ten Women Venice has a new home

After 2 months since we vacated Abbot Kinney, Ten Women Venice Gallery has found a new home and will be opening tomorrow for the first time in it's new location.  We also have a new name..."Ten Women Venice on Montana".   We are now on Montana in Santa Monica.

This was taken at the beginning of setting up our spaces 

For the past month, all the artist members were busy painting, reconstructing, re-doing floors, buying new shelves and lights handling whatever had to be done to get us up and running with enough time for the holiday selling.  We are just about ready to open our doors and consider ourselves ready for business once again.

 We have a fresh new look, some brand new artists and lots of enthusiasm to make Ten Women a fabulous art galleryThere are 20+ women artists contributing to a wonderful array of art for almost everyones' taste.

I believe I was one of the first artist to get my shelves up, jewelry places and art on the walls. Here's a look....
My space is 36" wide from floor to ceiling
The bottom half is all jewelry
Just a sampling of what's new in my art
Some fun necklaces

The gallery is truly looking amazing and I'm very excited to be part of it and the new location.  More photos tomorrow...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Life is Changing

Life has been changing for me at a rapid pace for the past few months which is not so unusual, however, I'm tired.  So much is continually happening that it's hard to just stop and take a breath and take it all in.  I seriously need to slow down and life just keeps bringing me more challenges, hurdles and mountains to climb and new things to do and decide on.  I truly do not know how to stop it all from happening.

In the past, my MO was to run and start over thinking I will do it all differently and the outcome will be different.  I'm 65 and it has always ended up the same.  I am truly bewildered as to how to not end up in the same place once again.  I am down right tired...and not just because I had surgery only 4 weeks ago.  I just can't seem to put it all together and realize that I am not 40+, or even 50+.  I am 65 and I want to slow down.
How do you coordinate the brain and all the powers that be to make it all happen where the progression of slowing down happens gradually, in a timely manner, where you don't have to pull the plug on anything and be able to function and take good care of yourself.  Where did I go wrong?  It's like a thoroughbred at the gate just waiting until you lift it so it can dash about and keep running forward.  What I want to know is....... where am I going?

I am at 2 galleries, doing shifts at both.  One is new and the other just starting over in a new location.  Everything is new!  Lots of energy is needed with "new".  I'm still looking for my energy to spare. I don't even have energy for myself to heal let alone "spare".  Yet, being in these galleries is what I want.  I'm confused and life is constantly confusing me.  I have no words right now......

There's an old Musical called "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off".  It kind of feels like that at times.  And yet, there's the other side that has to be careful of my words, thoughts and actions.  Oh fuck!  I need a break!