Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays Blog world from D-Place.  Turn the world upside down in the new year!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Art Show

I had my 1st Art Exhibit last weekend.  There was a lot of working leading up to the event that I surprisingly remained calm throughout.  I showed approximately 50 pieces.

Just like during an outside wedding it was pouring raining!!  For a minute there I thought not very many people would attend.  A lot that were invited didn't attend.  However, approximately 70 people showed up and the event was a success.  I answered lots of questions about my work, how it was created, what my inspiration was etc.  People even wanted to buy some of the pieces.  I just wasn't prepared for that. I just wanted people that didn't know to see another side of me.  And for me to see what people thought of my work.

Well a lot they liked.  Of course in situations like that you won't hear negative comments unless something just went terribly wrong with catering or something of that nature.  All that was in tact.  It's wasn't my 1st time throwing a party so I knew what to do as far as that goes.

Now the question is what do I do with the work I produced.  There was definite  interest.  A few times in the same piece.  How do artist handle that?  I have no mentors in this field to go to find out the best way to handle such situations.  So again, I'm on my own to figure it out.  And that I WILL DO!

I think what I'm going to do is to create an auction website.  Several people wanted the Original of the same pieces.  I think when you're a new artist selling your work people tend to want to take advantage of you.  So they hope that you are going to see your work at a low price.  Pricing in itself is a difficult thing to gauge that makes me very uncomfortable.  Another thing I'll just have to get over!  I figured an auction would take some of the pressure off of me and allow bidders to determine how much they really want something, not without considering the minimum price I'd be willing to let things go for.  I still want to make sure it's classy so I won't be doing this on eBaby or anything like that.

That's the other thing...letting go.  I'm so used to painting things and they then become my babies so to speak.  How can I let them go.  Well I practiced by giving a couple of things away.  However, now I have so many in the house that I just can't keep all of them.

Next step, get giclee's, lithographs or something made so I can at least have one for myself of each one then I think I'll be able to let the originals go.

Does anybody out there have any advice on any of the things I rambled about above.  Pricing, Auction sites anything...LOL  I hate this business part of  creating art.  sigh.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy, Safe, Weird and Grateful

I've been dating someone.  Things have been progressing organically well.  Organic..he brought that word into our discussion about  our current state.

I feel happy, safe, weird and grateful.

Happy because this brotha makes me smile!
Safe - Why is that even an issue for me at the age that I am right now but that's the word that came out of my head.  I feel like he's trustworthy.
Weird because I've never dated anyone except for my 1st that I didn't use any qualifiers to describe them.  You know...I like him but he just got laid off, he's nice to me but his mother is his best friend and takes up a lot of his get the gist.
Grateful that he is thoughtful and thinks about me and lets me know it even when he's not around.

I have a saying that I always use...Enjoy the moment...Well right now I am not only enjoying the moments I am looking forward and anticipating the moments with him.

Things are easy with him.  I must say I put into the universe awhile ago that I wanted to be with someone that it would be easy to get to know.  From our 1st date the conversation flowed for 4 hours when I think we both thought it might be an hour drink at a local bar.

This is different for me and I'm relishing in it.  Speak into existence what it is you really want and it shall be yours.

It's scary writing things like this because my old self would say, now watch this end in a few more weeks. Throwing that negativity away cuz this feels real.  I'm not naive by any stretch of the word and I am paying attention to the things he says and does.  They all match!  No question that I've asked has he not answered straightfowardly. No flags of doubt have surfaced.  This feels good.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Facebook Joke

Father:  Son I added you as a friend on Facebook.

Son:  (rolls his eyes while father's not looking) WTF!!

Father:  What does that mean???

Son:  Welcome to Facebook!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Help

If you haven't read the book The Help, you should. It's funny, sad and distrubing. I read the book about 1 1/2 years ago and now as I'm sure you know its a movie. Just saw it today. I really enjoyed it. There were a lot of scenes left out of the book. However, if they had been left in the movie I think it would have been a looooooooooooong movie.

Anyway enjoy it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lemme Tell You This Nurse Joke

Nurses aren't supposed to laugh...

"Of course I won't laugh," said the nurse.

"I'm a professional. In over twenty years I've never laughed at a patient."

"Okay then," said Bob, and he proceeded to drop his trousers, revealing the smallest male part the nurse had ever seen. In length and width was almost identical to a AA battery.

Unable to control herself, the nurse tried to stop a giggle, but it just came out. Then she started laughing at the fact that she was laughing.

Feeling very badly that she had laughed at the man's part, she composed herself as well as she could.

"I'm so sorry," she said..."I don't know what came over me. On my honor as a nurse and a lady, I promise that won't happen again. Now tell me, what seems to be the problem?"

"It's swollen," Bob replied.

She ran out of the room.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Aretha & Wendy

I must say that Wendy Williams is really doing it up! I loved the interview she did with Aretha. It was real unlike most interviewers who have this attitude that they are better than the person they're interviewing and have more insight into the world than the person their talking to. As if anyone has any real insight to the world at all. You just gotta live it the best way you know how.

Anyway, Kudos to Wendy Williams on a great interview!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

What you gonna do?

Are you in a relationship where you questioned something? Was it something that he said, did, didn't say or doesn't do?

Did you ask what was going on with him?

Did he answer?

Now what you gonna do?