Several of you have asked for more of what's become known as "the Show Report", so here goes:) The show runs until Aug. 22, at Off the Wheel Pottery in Egg Harbor, up in Door County. The gallery itself is one end of an old barn that's been converted for gallery use, but not in the traditional sense of the word. There's this one white wall that's been installed to section off the gallery space from the rest of the barn. The other walls are still the old barn boards, complete with the open spaces between the barnboards that let the natural light come streaming in. I was in such a panic getting ready, that I remembered that wall being endless, and was worried I'd never have enough to fill it, and actually ended up bringing too much! Bet that'll never happen again:)
When you walk in the door to the gallery, "The Girls" are straight ahead, front & center! Those are each 2'x3' , just to give you an idea of the size of the walls, and they're hung quite high with displays of Renee's pottery beneath them-worked out perfectly.
It's hard to see on here, but Gary built a jewelry display case that's hanging just to the left of the door. He made it out of an old window that he hinged for the front and built a box type structure on the back to attach it to. Not the best description, but you get the idea. There's more jewelry in Renee's studio, and if you happen to get up there, make sure to go into her studio to see her work-you'll fall in love with it.
Besides wall art & jewelry (now why is this text all underlined?) I brought along some journals that I made out of the pages of nature prints that I did last year after reading LK Ludwig's book, Mixed Media Nature Journals. If you don't already own this book, treat yourself and get a copy, it's a great one! No blank white pages in these books-these 6"x12" books are loaded with color & various leaf prints from foliage around the yard. Time consuming, but well worth it! Try it, you'll be hooked!
Back to the opening (and apparently the underling is here to stay also!) it went just fine! A steady flow of people that were all so nice, and I was a nervous wreck for no reason! I knew I had done work that I felt good about, so it was all fine, really. Funny part though, I had ordered some clothes to wear from Oh My Guaze, wanting something to wear that was a little funkier. I waited til the last minute to order, and as a result I got them at the last minute-just a few hours before we left for the show! Someone was looking over me on that one-they fit, were comfortable, and was just the look that I wanted-whew! There's actually more to this story about the show and how it all came about, but that'll be for another day. Starting tomorrow there's another blog event you won't want to miss out on! Seth Apter of The Altered Page is hosting an event that he's calling Buried Treasure. All participants are asked to repost at least one of their favorite posts from their blogs, a way for bloggers to get to know each other better, and read something special in the process. Something you won't want to miss! Since I'll be participating, I'll see you all tomorrow!