Monday, March 7, 2011

First Friday Art Step...My First Show

My first show was a big success. It was a lot of work getting ready for it but I loved working on all the details. It was hard to make myself quit so I must have enjoyed it. Rick (hubby) and Mary (sis) helped set up Friday afternoon at the Perry Loft location. Then we toured the new lofts which were soooo amazing!! They really did a great job renovating this building into urban lofts. I wish I would have taken pictures of the room we were in and the other artists areas and my sister who looked so artsy in her fedora hat.....but I was so nervous and excited that I didn't get that far in my mind.
Hundreds of people came and it felt like the hours went by so quickly! I really enjoyed it when people wanted to hear the stories behind the paintings. That is my start a conversation, evoke a memory, or create a special meaning behind each to get to talk to people about it was exciting!
I had a drawing for a free "Embrace Change" print which was fun. And....BIG news.....I discovered I could take credit cards on my iPhone through an ap called Square. It turns your iPhone into a credit card terminal. Look at the website here. This time I manually entered them after the show, but they are sending me a small device to plug into the earpiece on the phone to swipe the card and have it authorized on the spot. Mind boggling!!

The wall with the exposed brick was a great backdrop for my style of mixed media! Without the help of my new art friends, I wouldn't have had the equipment to set up the booth. So, a great BIG from the top of my head to the tip of my toes Thank You goes out to Greta for the use of her screens, Nancy, for the use of the tablecloth, and Barb for the use of her table. Each of these ladies are amazing artists and generous hearts. Click on each of their names to see their work. Thank you for all the purchases, support, comments, and well wishes. I think I will do another show at the Street Art Fair in April. In the meantime, look for original alcohol ink paintings to show up in the online shop. The colors and designs are vivid and contemporary. I got many comments wondering how I did that!


  1. I do believe it is just the beginning! Great things are yet to come.....

  2. Thanks!! I would never have attempted it without you there. You are the most generous heart of all. I love you and Thank You!!!

  3. your first show!! congrats. that is so big. looks like you had lots of stuff to show- :)

  4. WoW! Great job! You are the bravist!! Good Luck! Love your painting and I think it is great you have stepped out with yourself!

    (from GYPO)

  5. really great!!! congrats on a great show.

  6. Congratulations! It looks like a wonderful venue.

  7. Hello Barbara, just popped by from GYPO and am very impressed by your show! The whole set up looks so professional! I'm so glad it was such a success for you - inspires me to look for opportunities where I live. :)


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