Monday, October 25, 2010

Light, Paint & Ink -- Our Studio Show

Wo0t! 8-]

What a great show! I can't believe how well it all went. We had perfect weather, a terrific display, and people came! ;-D

Of course we couldn't have done it without the help of our great friends.  I sure can't count and I was glad to have Karen to handle all the money so professionally.  Tom was indispensable with all the set-up, and always so cheerful -- even in the face of stressed-out artists.
 Laurie's food was scrumptious, and every time I turned around, there was Steph with a plate of cheese or cookies...even sandwiches.  It was nice to have the waters handy. I sure talked myself dry. (The wine was nice too.) ;->

Roy and Aida and others were all so helpful with the set-up and support. It's good to have such good friends.

And I can't believe people actually came in response to our postcards and e-mail! My friend Pat, who ended up buying something from both Tina and myself, only came because of that last e-postcard. Boy was that a smart idea!  We got great advice from Laura and Belinda and Maria and other old hands in the art fair and show biz.

There was art everywhere. Who knew we were so prolific?! It boggles the mind. Tina and Tony's pro panels looked really professional, but I have to say our pvc pipe and wire mesh panels worked really well too. We'd make a couple improvements to the system, but it stood up to the task (if the label cards did tend to blow thither and yon all day).

 I think we all did fabulously well for our first studio show. I sold a number of pieces -- including one to my sister who called during the show!)  I even made a commission and a trade.

Now I've got to get busy and print up a couple blocks.  And I've got the Loscon Art Show to get ready for.

No rest for the wicked.  ;-j


Annie B said...

Congratulations, Ellen! It sounds like you had a fantastic day. Your enthusiasm is contagious -- I feel inspired to get off the computer and go do something in the studio!

Phare-Camp said...

your display panels are awesome! I hope you don't mind but I saved the photos from the first posts to today's so I can use them as a roadmap toward making some of my own...

Ellen Shipley said...

By all means, save away. ;-] We used "s" hooks to hang the art, which worked fine, but it was difficult to get the art hung on the other side of a panel, which is why we staggered them. Some gauzy material over the panel would fix the see-thru problem.