Realizing that I've taken eBay about as far as I can I decided a few months ago to set a goal to start getting into some local shows. The church stuff was a good start, but just a couple of pieces and no opportunity to sell. Then, two days ago, Tiley asked Steph if I'd like to do a show somewhere in the North Shore with a bunch of other Willow artists.
Sounds like exactly the opportunity I was looking for, only catch - it's next Saturday! I need a minimum of ten paintings, all framed, with a minimum value of $100 each. I had only one painting I could put in the show, and I knew I'd be babysitting all week, but I said yes. I believe that if you pray for an opportunity and then God sends it to you and you say "no thanks God, I'll pass on that one" then you better duck and cover 'cause you might get your ass smote down. (Just kidding, Lord!)
Anyway, now I'm going nuts trying to make this work. Luckily, when my auctions ended last night two of the paintings didn't sell, so I've got three finished paintings ready to go, and I have three more in the works that should be done tomorrow.
I'm trying not to think about the show itself. How am I gonna display my stuff? Do I need business cards or contact sheets? What am I gonna wear ? (Tiley recommends "dressing the part!") What if people start asking me questions?
If you feel like praying for me this week, or for the show on Saturday, it'd be much appreciated!