6-10-09 shamWOW brain!
Wowwie... all this "ART" talk on my blog was heard by the universe and in that awesome mysterious way, something surprising happened!
I sold one of my paintings!
This one is called "Dining Room Table" which I did about 8 years ago.
Well, first I need to explain that I have been a member of the Associated Artists of Central Iowa (AACI), for several years. However, I've been too busy with "real work" to be very active in the group, and if I'm lucky, I get to one or two meetings a year.... but I do pay my dues every year to be a member.
The AACI has art shows around the city and normally the timing does not work out for me to participate, since I'm either out of town the day they hang the show or or take down the show, so I haven't bothered submitting any of my artwork.
Well this month in June, I decided to put three paintings in the show which is downtown in the Iowa State Bank lobby, across the street from the Historical Building, by the Capitol Building. The show just went up on June 1st.
I was sitting at my desk Friday afternoon, June 5th at 4:45 PM and the phone rang..... this guy wants to by my painting for his wife! WOW!
Oh... it's going to be hard to part with this painting which hung in my dinning room for several years, but since I repainted the dining room a new color this winter, I had decided I no longer needed this painting. I know I'll never get rich by selling my art, since each one is like a child I have given birth to.... and I rarely want to part with them. But my walls are full, so now is the time to make room for new creations to come into my life.