Friday, July 25, 2008
Under a Turquoise Sky
I took this shot a week or so ago. Of course the sky was not actually this shade of turquoise. This is just the color it turned out once the sun's rays refracted in the camera's lense. I printed it out this week and fell in love with the color of it. In fact I made several copies. I like to think this turquoise sky is smiling down on me...
I have some exciting news to share... I went to my 2nd artist guild meeting last night and I am joining. This meeting was much better than the last one I attended. The President of the guild was there and we had a room full of artists, again mostly painters of water color, acrylics and oils. We had to introduce ourselves as before. The man next to me came with his wife, a painter, but he'd keep adding something to his introduction as I was attempting to rise up out of my seat about three times until he finally got it all out. It was rather comical and probably drew attention to myself. I proudly said, "I am an abstract artist" and actually felt like one.
The guild is having an art show in the middle of Sept. I have to pay a submission fee of $25 to enter, but I can submit one piece of my art work. As usual I have waited until almost the last moment to decide if this is what I want to do. Now I just have to figure out which piece to submit. Another artist told me she joined this guild last year and she had never taken a painting lesson in her entire life. She submitted a piece of art and won a green ribbon. She did not say if she won any monetary award like money. Still that gave me hope. I believe they have a First Timer's Award as well as 1st, 2nd & 3rd places along with prizes and new awards. AFLAC is donating a large grant. If your piece is chosen, it will hang in the library.
There was a lady painter who had a very unique style who was the guest speaker, demonstrating how she paints. Her work was a bit intimidating, but I was told not to be intimidated.
I also met a lady who owns or runs a shop who is willing to display local artists. The only downside is she charges 30% commission on what you sell. She did tell me another art gallery only charged 10%, but they have to approve of your work before a committee before it can be displayed. I would add the link of her website, but it did not have a lot of paintings displayed.
I should be able to add my art on the guild's website which will be so cool.
As a pre-celebration and because I was starving after the meeting, we got Gotham pizza from Domino's and hot wings which meant I ate at almost 10 pm. At 3:30 am, my tummy woke me up rolling with such loud noises. I got something to drink, but couldn't go return back to sleep due to my excitement. I kept reliving the meeting over and over especially the part where I said, "I am an abstract artist."
Please keep your fingers & toes crossed for me in this new adventure. If you should decide to go back on my blog and look at some of my artwork, please let me know what you liked. Thanks.
If you would like to participate in Sky Watch Friday, please go to the new link... http://skyley.blogspot.com/. Hope you have a great weekend.