02/10/2009: "Buy Art, it's better for your thighs!"
I still don't have room for a studio. I'm getting totally bummed out as I now have a chance to maybe exhibit in May and I want to take it but worry that I won't be ready as the lighting in my closet is not the greatest.
I wonder about trying to sell art in this "new economy" anyway. Having shows in galleries always makes me feel a little pressure to sell and lets face it, no ones buying.
No one but me that is! I promised I wouldn't buy anything when I went out to our Feb. First Friday Gallery Walk and I ended up buying a cool carved glass piece (for Aaron for Valentines Day...shhhhhh!)
It's by Tasha Wallen, a local glass artist who works with her husband who is also a glass artist. Together they run Basement Studios, right up the street from me on Douglas Island.
The piece has white frosted glass infused over black glass. Then the white glass was carved away to reveal the black glass from underneath. It's of the Sandy Beach Pump House, I'm kind of collecting images of that now.
But, this is the last piece I'm buying for awhile...but seriously, if you're going to celebrate a highly corporate consumption based holiday like Valentines Day, you might as well buy art! That chocolate is gonna go straight to your thighs.