03/30/2005: "Miss me? I know that cha did!"
Hey everyone, I just dropped Rick off at the airport. He had to leave much sooner than planned and I’m feeling pretty depressed at the moment. I miss him already!
Anchorage was fun. We visited the university Arts building where we both attended. I spent soooooooo many hours in that building, all the familiar smells came back, wafting out from the various studios and there was wonderful art everywhere. Very inspiring. We also walked around downtown and checked out more galleries; I realized there are a lot of Alaskan artists I'm not at all familiar with.
On Saturday Rick and I painted my sister's nursery. It is a very cool 4-wall mural of rolling green hills spotted with palm trees. Rick painted a zebra and tiger and did the entire sky by himself; I painted an ostrich, 3 elephants and a lion as well as a huge palm tree with a monkey hanging from it (Plus there was a giant giraffe I had painted on my last visit). I'll post some photos if anyone is interested.
This afternoon Rick and I walked around downtown Juneau and stopped at the Friendly Planet's liquidation sale (where my show was to be). Richmond and his sister Alicia (owners) were there, both have bought paintings from me in the past and Richmond had seen my “in progress” gallery and is interested in buying one. He's about the 5th person wanting to *possibly* buy a piece when they're finished.
The guy who had been trying to arrange something for me with the Alaska Folk Fest let me know that they had declined my request. Something about liability and setting a precedent, so...
I had this idea... I have a wall about 25ft long and I want to install some track lighting and use it as a sort of "in home" gallery. When the pieces are finished I can have them hanging along the wall, all framed and with title cards and prices etc. Then I can either invite individuals over who are interested in purchasing or I can just send out my invitations with new info as an invite to a party/opening at my home. I'll put out snacks and wine and people can come over and just see the work or maybe buy something as well.
Does that sound like it would be fun or lame?