Sunday, February 3, 2013

Last night at the gallery, Lisa's event was incredible.  So many people showed up.  The online Meetup group we are working with is a great networking system and helped us have a fabulous turn out.  Click the link to see how some photos from the event.  I think The Word is ART needs it's own meetup group.

Lisa Holtzman is one of our founding members at the gallery.  She is one hell of a calligrapher and creates beautiful water color and acrylic paintings, not to mention her charming  jewelry designs that are attractive to most peoples taste.  Here's a look at some of her wonderful art.

Charm Necklace on ball chain 1

Charm necklace on ball chain 2

Charm Necklace on decorative chain

One of Lisa's pet rabbits, Maddy in water color

Lisa's water color and calligraphy

Acrylic Painting
Acrylic painting of a landscape

I couldn't tell you how much I admire this wonderful woman.  I am proud that Lisa is part of The Word is ART Gallery.  She is truly an inspiration and I am proud to call her my friend.

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It's been so long since I've posted, I've almost forgotten how.  Since pulling the Gallery together and getting it opened in an ungodly time frame, I fell very ill, I believe due to the stress.  I don't think I've ever worked so hard in my life and....there really wasn't a tremendous amount to do.  Just time consuming details.

I discovered, I have a hard time asking for help or delegating chores.  I think I can do it all or better than anyone else so why ask.  Well, when I ended up in bed for going on 3 days and the darn pain wouldn't go away, I knew I wasn't going to have a choice.  Off to the hospital I went leaving my new born, just opened gallery, in the hands of all the other artists showing at the gallery.  I was suffering from a bowel obstruction.

It's hard to describe what went thru my mind when I was hooked up to all kinds of tubes and told you ain't going anywhere for quite awhile honey.  Thank God for pain meds because, not only did it take the pain away around the clock but it allowed me to sleep my troubles away. 

After several days, I started to feel better and Dec. 1st (my Grand Opening Event) was just a few days away.  I wanted nothing more than to get the hell out of there and be at my opening.  So I did leave and went to my opening against better judgment because I really wasn't well and I knew it.

My Grand Opening was spectacular with over 100 people showing up throughout the night and it was raining.  Here's a link to our YouTube video...take a peek.
I was definitely holding my breath the whole night hoping I would hold up till the end.  I can only say looking back, that I would have done it again and again in spite of the way I felt.  It was worth seeing my vision come true.  A week later I was back in the hospital hooked up again and feeling if it were possible, worse. 

I really don't want to bore you with my medical plight since I left the hospital on Christmas Day till now.  I'll only say that although I am feeling much better, I'm still not out of the woods yet.  My pancreas is now my enemy it seems.

With all that said, I want to focus on what makes me happy and that's art and my gallery.  Here's a photo of how it appears today...