Amidst all of the chaos during a show, there comes a time afterwards where we reflect on the recent events that have taken place. For me, I think of all the wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet, the new friends I have made, areas that I can improve on my work and display and those things that I have accomplished. All of these things are of great importance to me. After each show there is always something fun and exciting I have taken home with me, whether it be a physical item or a special thought or memory.
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the show patrons who came to see the show and those that made purchases from all of the artist. Without the support of the collectors, it would not be possible for the artist to continue doing the shows. So thank you to all who did come and a special thank you to those that made purchases during the show.
I also want to give a special thank you to those individuals who stopped by my table who took the time to really look and appreciate my art, and for all of the wonderful compliments, encouragement and congratulations you bestowed upon me. I very much enjoyed the conversations with each and every one of you. All of you made my show all the more wonderful because of the time you took to visit me and my work.....this especially applies to the super nice fella who comes to read my blog on a regular basis. You know who you are! :-) It is always nice to share in an intelligible conversation about art and the many ways to approach similar processes as well as those art forms that are unique but still in a figurative form. Thank you for the delightful conversation we shared. And, of course, the wonderful women who stopped by and asked how I went about my creative process to create my figures. If you had not noticed, I LOVE to talk about the creative process and what each of my creations mean to me. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning when I get to talk about how I create. Thank you for all the moments of happiness your brought to me. I am so very thankful to each of you for taking the time to stop and talk, not only to discuss what I do, but also with what you other creative souls do in your spare time. :-) Since I had such a good time at the show, I wanted to let you all know that I have already signed up to return to the show next year! So, once again, if things work out, I will be returning to both the Quinlan show in Philadelphia and the IDTS in North Carolina! So, be sure to mark your calendars now this way you do not miss out on these fantastic events!
Anyway, now that I am back home and have "calmed" down a bit from my worldly travels, I wanted to share a bit of my excitement from the show events. For those that have not heard yet, my dragonfly piece "World Traveler" took a Dolls Award in Excellence from Dolls Magazine! I am so thrilled and honored to have received this prestigious award!! This is the 3rd year in a row that I have been recognized for my artist dolls by Dolls Magazine and that is a big accomplishment for me! So, a special thank you goes out to Dolls Magazine for selecting my World Traveler.
|"World Traveler" with his award!|
|Here I am at the Dolls Magazine booth collecting my award. Yes, I was being goofy. LOL|
|The IDTS team was about the show room taking pics and they snapped this one of me at my table. |
Boy was I sleepy in this picture.
|"Summer School" rear view|
|"Summer School" hand detail.|
|"Summer School" rear view (literally) HAHA |
As always, thanks for stopping by and encouraging my artistic endeavors!