Life sometimes causes the making of art to take a breather. I have been caring for my ill husband and preparing for my first show at the same time. The show was yesterday. The affirmations are encouraging and sometimes funny. A dear elderly friend said with the best of intentions, "Some of your paintings are REALLY good." The guests around her laughed but she was oblivious. I sold 10 out of the 62 so I was thrilled.
The tiny paintings (2x3) were popular so I will do more of those. I have done them when traveling as they are portable.
I also showed my three sculptures. The anatomically correct male torso had a leather loin cloth over his privates as a joke. I left a card underneath saying, "Trust me, they are there, do not touch." Most of the men looked.
The Frida Kahlo altered post-card book garnered the most comments and the most laughs. I had created cut-outs that could be folded back to reveal another face or animal.
This July I am going to Carol Nelson's workshop in Idaho Springs. With a handicapped husband, I am reluctant to leave him for very long and this is only a one hour drive. I love her work and am thrilled that it is possible for me to go.