Sunday, July 24, 2011

Receptions and Things



So, I was feeling pretty good about being the featured artist at this charming new cafe, Amicis. There's not all that much wall space and I have plenty of prints and framed prints and empty frames, and I have a week to decide what will go. I was feeling pretty good about it until I made this postcard this morning an sent out invites to a ton of people and started getting back responses.

Seeing the invitation on the internet has started one of those spiraling-out-of-control feelings that I need new prints. My head is filling up with thoughts of a couple new monotypes and reprinting a few blocks in different colors. I need to stop thinking and be happy with what I have, but as much as I try and talk myself out of it, I know I won't be sleeping much this week.

6 comments:

Nighthawk said...

With the exception of one very unusual day....it wasn't THAT bad was it? Thinking of you....have fun tonight:)

aine scannell said...

I wanted to say happy birthday to you Andrea and I am wondering now how it went for you - with getting that exhibition together ?? Did you just go with the stuff you had there already framed up OR did you go a bit mad and try to get more recently pressed works into frames........I sure know THAT feeling !!! Take care Aine x

aine scannell said...

I wanted to say happy birthday to you Andrea and I am wondering now how it went for you - with getting that exhibition together ?? Did you just go with the stuff you had there already framed up OR did you go a bit mad and try to get more recently pressed works into frames........I sure know THAT feeling !!! Take care Aine x

starkeyart said...

Thanks Aine! The reception went well and the show looks good. And... of course I went a bit mad and spent about two days reprinting a couple of things and making some new monotypes, which was followed by about 15 straight hours of framing. The one thing I did do right was to have a few more prints framed than I thought would be needed and have a variety of sizes and orientations in the same simple black frame. It made the hanging easier. Why is it so hard to say "This is it. No more printmaking. Time to move on to framing." ??

Mary Sonya Conti said...

because your artistic creative spirit grows and needs no boundaries or limits put on it....even by yourself! Congrats! as always beautiful work!

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