Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sneak peek at First Art Showing

I am glad to announce that I had my first small Art Showing a few weeks ago! I had the pleasure of showing five of my painting at the Annual ArtNSoul Lyrical White Linen Event.This was their annual fund raiser and they we're supporting The Annual Got Your Backpack School Supply Drive and other endeavors. There was Open Mic so, there was all kinds of performers. Singers, Musicians,  a Mime Performance and some really, really talented Poets!!!  With the help of a few Veterans there at the Event I was able to make a few connections!  The event was Great !!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all those behind the scenes that made this such a great event and thanks for allowing me to showcase my Art!! I also wanted to say thank to all the wonderful people that came out to support the event! This grown folks event was one that I look forward to attending again  in the future.

Me and My Assistant ( my Twin Sister) came early to setup.She is so supportive. My art was displayed around the stage. One of my favorite paintings was setup right behind the mic. That meant, that every picture taken of the performer that night had my artwork in the background. I thought that was pretty kool!

Since, this was a adult event, and most of my babysitters were out of town my hubby stayed at home with the kids.I reasoned with myself saying " It's not a big deal and I'm only showing a few of my paintings " But really  I was feeling a little nervous about the whole thing. I mean, It was OK for prefect strangers to see my work but, family.... they tend to be a little more honest and I just felt really excited and really nervous about the whole event. And let it be said I'm a little shy...I'm not the kind of person that feels comfortable about talking about myself or my work. I know, I know that this is something that I have to work on ! But this experience was a little intimidating. Think about it, you put your heart out there for people to judge! Sometime they get it sometimes they don't.

How relieved, I felt to see not only my hubby walk in but his cousin too. ( which is like a brother to both of us) He found a babysitter last minute and was able to come and support me at the show. He said that he wanted to surprised me, and wanted to support even if I felt like it wasn't a "big deal". He got alot of brownie points that night LOL!!! I was glad that he was there along with my bestie and my brother!
I loved the way they sat back and smile every time they mentioned my name and my art. They way they helped me work the room and bragged about how proud they were of me for doing this. I love you guys! If you guys haven't heard it enough Thanks for being there with me and sharing my moment!!


Danyetta said...

Please please let me know when u have your show cause I would love to be there I was in nc the last time. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!

Ta said...

I guess you are "big time " now, I love my painting

toni daley said...

Congrats on your first show!