left hand corner in the photo above) ring her pretty hands and try not to pass out waiting for her name to be called. Dan Barney was one of the first called and he purchased a Mark England painting (photo above Kim). While I waited for my name to be called I got to visit with some collectors who gave my ego a big boost. I'm trying to live what Maya Angelou said, "Don't pick it up and don't put it down." That's hard when people are saying really nice things and when just a few minutes after the sale starts, someone comes in to tell me that my paintings are all sold.
My name was finally called and I bought one I'd had my eye on, by Jason Jones (middle photo). A pink airplane and rainbow...nice! My sister Em also sold all of hers by the time I got in there. My dad had one piece that people could bid on. Waiting in line to pay, this nice couple showed me that they were buying two of mine. It was all very exciting. Thanks to all of the really nice people!
gessoed my panels today. I like the prep work. It's sort of like I put work into the panel, building a caring, tactile relationship with the surface. That sounds a little strange but if I just painted on whatever I might not approach painting on it with that little bit if reverence.