explored the possibilities . . . art, life, love . . . in three words
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
. . . visited a gallery
Since there was a showing and a realtor open house yesterday at 11:00, I took advantage of having to be out of the house to go to the Park Place Gallery that will feature my art in August. It's a new, large and wonderful gallery in the Park Place shopping area. I introduced myself to the folks that manage the place and had a long and interesting talk with them. I look forward to being with them again in August.
After that, I wandered around some of the other stores in the shopping center. Annabelle's is a high-end bedding and home accessories store. I really thought that with all my cleaning and clearing to get ready to sell the house, I had passed the acquisition stage of my life. But oh, my, the beautiful things in that store made me lust for more. . . plush towels, sheets and bedding, throws, scented candles and creams, sensuous lounging clothing, baby clothes in the softest imaginable textures. I had to get out of there. . . no way would I be tempted by a $52 candle.
In a bit of shameless self-promotion, I had put a stack of my business cards on the counter at my house and wrote a note saying that all art on the walls was for sale. (Actually, as far as I'm concerned, everything in the whole house is for sale, except for the pictures of my grandchildren. . . see "acquisition stage" above) One of the realtors was still at the house when I got home. She, too, is an artist, and she had just started experimenting with abstracts and acrylics. What fun it was to talk with her. Then, to cap off the day, Stephanie brought Joey and baby Nora over to visit while Betsy went with her Aunt Amy to the movies. Holding a baby is the most comforting and affirming and soothing activity ever. And Joe, well, he is just incomparable. That is one joyous kid. I am so lucky.