Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Getting ready for a show

Getting ready for a show is both exiting and nerve racking.  Picking the painting you want to show and then the framing.  Oh I hate the framing.  I am not set up to do it myself so off to the frame shop I go.  I am always sooo nervous about leaving my pastels.  I have had a few disasters.  And the cost!  How will I ever be able to afford to frame all of them?  Out comes the over extended credit card, I say to myself  "I will pay it back when the paintings sell"  and then you pray to they will. . Then the labeling the hanging and the show it's self. Standing around your paintings feeling a bit awkward not knowing what to do with yourself.  sometimes I stand back so I can hear the comments being made with out them knowing I am the artist.  (hint be careful when you are commenting on art work you never know who is listening!)  Anyway it has to be done and I can only hope for the best.  Wish me luck!


Stephen said...

I wish you the best of luck. Think of selling a painting as having a child grow up and go to school. You have to let them go. Save the photos of them and keep notes as to how you made them.

deborah O'Keeffe said...

Thank you Stephen. I agree it is bitter sweet, I find it hard to let go somtimes!