[this is the Palm Court, entrance to the Crystal Ballroom at the Empress where our art show was being held]
Phew!! I am finally able to breathe. After weeks of being totally consumed by art show preparation it has finally come and gone. I am not going to lie to you, it was a lot of work to get ready for the big show at the Empress. And of course, it also happened to be the busiest two weeks of teaching I've had in a long time.
It was a long and busy day, but it was also fun. Sean helped me set up my 10' x 10' space. It took us about 2 hours. My dad had spent the past week making me various sizes of easels. How awesome is that? I was pretty happy with how it all set up even with last minute changes.
There was a steady stream of people the whole day. It started at 2:30 and finished at 9 pm. And from start to finish there were few quiet moments.
There was a cash bar, a musician, a silent auction, a Red Cross donation table and 30 artists each showing dozens of pieces.
The whole thing was a great experience. I got to talk to many of the other artists. I received a lot of unsolicited positive feedback from them. I had so many compliments throughout the day from show goers, it was very confidence building. I even had a few people recognize my work from other art shows.
And at the end of the night my lovely parents came to help me pack up. I was totally exhausted but bursting with contentment from an art-filled day.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to show their support. It always means a lot to me.