Hi there! Today, I got my crown finally on my tooth, and I dropped 3 of my collages off for the show. To the left is the front of the postcard (I am guessing) for the event invite. I sent it to many of my friends, then realized that the other part of the information – namely, the place, time, and duration of the show! Thank goodness I read over the items I sent on a regular basis.
The opening party is Thursday night, and the pieces will be up until the beginning of August. On the one hand, I don’t really expect anyone else to care – but I thought I would send it out anyway! It was a total pain in the you-know-what to try and frame my own stuff. For my last show, my mother matted and framed the two pieces I entered. She is a watercolor artist (among many other things) and has been cutting her own mats and framing her own pictures for years. Alas, she is out of town this week, and I procrastinated, so I had to try and step up.
Of course, I am re-submitting my pieces from last year, and they look awesome. Yesterday, I went to Garden Ridge with my folder of unframed pieces, and looked at mats and frames. I managed to find a decent, substantial looking frame for my Hail Mary collage, which is only 5″ by 5″. Then, I picked out little double mats and smaller frames for two of my 4″ by 6″ collages. Last night, I fought with the stickers on the frames, cleaned the glass, and taped the pieces into place – it was a pain! After all that, I decided that Hail Mary could go, but not the other two.
Then, according to the show submittal rules, I had to remove all of the hangers, etc. from the backs of the pictures – apparently, this gallery had its own method of hanging. The screws and wire on the first two frames were easy. The two saw tooth hangers on the Garden Ridge frame were a pain – I had to use two different Phillips’ head screwdrivers to get them off! But, they are submitted – Yay!
After that, I went by the Buford Highway Farmers’ Market to buy some noodles. They only had the fettucine kind, so I got brave and picked up one of the more “ethnically” packaged yam noodles. We’ll see how it goes. They are a lot whiter than the House Foods brand. I also picked up blackberries for $1.99, and bunches of tarragon, basil, oregano, and mint for 99 cents each. Then, I picked up a small brisket and some chicken thighs. In the new Korean take out section, I bought a tray of sashimi for lunch. It was very good, but I like rice with my fish. They also had a very interesting looking sashimi salad – raw fish and masago fish roe on greens and sprouts. I might get that next time – I just wanted to pick up some ginger-sesame dressing to eat with it.
Then, I took a long nap. I need to do some shipping to my e-Bay customers – I will do that tomorrow.