Monday, August 21, 2006
My name in lights!
Yesterday was the opening of Combined Elements at ArtsWest Gallery in West Seattle, and I must say the day was quite a success. Since they're a playhouse also, they have a marquee out front, so I actually got to see my name in lights! I tried to capture it, but the animated digital nature of the marquee made it very difficult to capture the words, so I finally settled for the above photo which at least includes part of my name.
Upon arriving at the gallery in the morning to drop off my work, the gallery director informed me that the West Seattle Herald had included a color image of my piece in their calendar section, which is apparently something they've never done before, so Wade and I promptly went and bought a couple of copies. You can see me giddily holding it above.
Lots of great people came, including quite a few from my church, and I met a few other local artists, including Yael Zahavy-Mittelman and some card exchanging took place. I'm looking forward to getting to know them better. To float me even further into the clouds, I heard terms like "inspired", "you have a gift", "beautiful work", "spiritual depth" and others all in regard to my work! Who needs wine when such phrases are going to your head!
And on top of all that, I SOLD A PIECE! Mirage, the one from the announcement, sold! And I got some hints that a few more are being seriously considered for purchase.