The Originals Only show in Comox went well despite setting up in the rain. The wind picked up moving my paintings and walls all "hither and dither" and I had to sit outside of my tent to stop myself from feeling motion sick. Then my paintings fell down off the wall, so I had to set them up on easels. The rain had stopped by late morning, luckily, so I didn't get soaked. (I am so glad I had my hair cut short!) I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout. Lots of people and their dogs perused the displays. We were a hearty bunch of artists, only 2 didn't show up, one showed up the next morning to set up and the other was just a no show. It was too bad; she missed a really good turnout of art lovers. Sunday was a much better day. I slathered myself with an SPF 50 to protect my sunburn from Saturday. Go figure, rain, cloud, wind and sunburn....Or was it windburn?? I sold lots of cards and two paintings. I talked to many people, some who may call me in the future for commission work.
I had a great idea for an abstract start on the first day. I set up a medium sized canvas and had people put their names creatively onto the canvas. I will take a look at it when the weather is not so nice and when I finally get closer to catching up with everything... (Is that possible?) Anyways, I will see what I can make out of it. I told the people who signed the canvas to keep an eye out on the site. So, to those people, I still plan on working on the painting.
I have decided that being creative does not stop once I step outside my studio. Today I was boiling up beets to freeze for winter and ended up with this beautiful red water. I was wearing my "painting lab coat" to protect my clothes from being stained. AHA! I had a great idea! Flashbacks of elementary school tie-dying in the 70s infiltrated my brain as I whipped off my jacket and got busy screwing up fabric and securing the bundles with elastic bands. What the heck? It's only my art shirt, complete with paint splatters. I decided that the red was too pink, so I boiled up some strong coffee to take some of the bright hue down a notch. Right now my paint shirt is in a bowl, covered with liquid under a plate which is weighed down with the kettle....you never know what you will find in my kitchen!
Posted by Cindy Mawle at 05:22