Saturday, March 10, 2007
Home Alone, Paper and Art
My husband left (at 4 am!) yesterday to attend a conference in Austin, TX, and won't be back for a few days. It's very strange not having him here. It's been a very long time since he's been on a business trip, and I got kinda used to him being around. :) Totally threw my day off and I had trouble settling down to anything. While I do miss him terribly, I am going to try to make the most of it and have some quality alone time. I've got some books (as usual) and some female friendly DVDs (Pride & Prejudice mini-series which I have seen before but look forward to seeing again, The Lake House, and a foreign film called Last Life in the Universe that Netflix thought I might like and I thought it sounded interesting), hot chocolate and a popcorn popper to get me through. Though it's not really a burden, it's kind of freeing to not have to worry about someone else's schedule for a few days.
This morning the church's arts committee began working on our project for Easter. Once again we are doing paper lace, but this year it will be 5 panels instead of 3. We got about 1 3/4 panels today, and a third one is about half drawn. We have at least 3 more meetings to get this done, and I'll be finishing up the drawing part before the next one.
This afternoon a couple from church came over to look over my artwork with the intent of finally deciding on a piece to buy. They first saw my work when I was showing at ArtsWest, and then while my show was up at church, the wife gave the husband a piece of his choice for a Christmas present. It took a while to set up a meeting, but today it all worked out and one of my pieces is now on its way to a new home. A very satisfying afternoon as they took a lot of time trying to decide on just one because they wanted so many of them! In the end he chose a piece that he hadn't even seen previously but that really spoke to both of them. They also seemed to be attracted to a couple of my smaller pieces, so hopefully I'll have another sale from them soon.
Well, off to spend the evening with the oh-so-yummy Colin Firth! :)