Saturday, December 8, 2007
(the "Q" stands for "queenie" a nickname my mother gave me - see previous post about 2 month ago).
well, i tried to stay sober for you....(see yesterday's post) -*hic* -
ah, people who know me know i don't drink as much as i make out. i just think it is funny. I think a few fussy art association old ladies quit reading my blog because of all my talk about drinking. to me, thats even funnier. where did they all grow up, anyway, in a southern baptist church? i didn't see any of them hangin' around the barn.
tonight's reception, like most affairs where i feel a little put on the spot, i do tend to gulp down the wine too fast on an empty stomach. and, i don't eat, cuz i worry about crumb trails on my face and down my shirt.
or something nasty getting stuck in my teeth-- then i begin to suck on my teeth like a common hick "in case" there might be something nasty stuck there. i never know for sure, so the sucking continues for the duration of the reception.
of course, i could look in the mirror to see if there actually IS something in my teeth; except i still can't stop questioning whether or not something nasty crept back in - so i take no real comfort seeing that i have nothing to worry about.
AND, i have seen myself in the mirror with that look - the "sucking in on my teeth" look....... it is damn ugly.
so i don't know what is worse, the nasty thing in the teeth or the sucking face.
i guess i could have both. will it ever end? - see what i mean, i am better off drinking!
ALLLLLRIGHTY THEN. (sorry about that bit of derangement)
well, wine and all, i had a great time tonight. the rain kept the throngs away -but SOME REALLY COOL PEOPLE braved their way over (up) to the studio and said hello.
nearly everyone who came in bought a painting- 5 sold, and someone is "thinking" about one more. it was a holiday special - which i never do, offering the paintings at about 1/2 price. i know and they know that my paintings are a good investment as my work is growing stronger in the market everyday.
BUT, what i know and no one else knows (except my publishers) is that my work and i are going to be main features in 3 major publication (international) in the coming year. the work for them is finished, approved and "put to bed" - a done deal-they will start to be distributed (at B&N, et al) around april 2008 - just about the time i come back from the paris, france workshop. SO now you know what i know.
so good for you, collectors, for being smart and buying now-----
THANK YOU for coming out tonight in the horrible rain to the studio that was like a refrigerator..... i hope you all enjoy your pieces forever and have a wonderful christmas.
and now, time for a nightcap!
OK, RELAX granny, you old, (f)art association lady, have a nightcap yourself and chill. (nightcap, honey, not nightCRAP - that you do just fine, i'm sure.) jeesha.