Sometimes it's hard for me to tell the difference. So, Krista's sweet little post about her commitment to ART made me want to write about my ongoing commitment to art and how that expanded last year when I opened my booth.
When I opened my consignment shop I decided I would host art showings, at my own expense, featuring local artists. Since I am not an actual artist, it was a way for me to get involved and support the art community in my own way. Provide the forum, organize the event, promote... Stuff I can do.
Some pics from the first event:
Let's just say I LEARNED A LOT from this first experience.
The 2nd art show of the year was amazing.
The artist was Cory Robinson. His work was incredible and he was a dream to work with, very professional-- and I appreciate this soooo much.
This is this artist and his lovely girlfriend:
We fell in love with and bought the puffer fish:
website and show him some love. I would definitely work with and purchase more art from him again.
We also had the pleasure of working with some friends who decided to start their own business and run a food truck call 3SunsOrganic. Shane and Natalie (high school friend!) own the business and obviously believe in organic, whole foods, buying local... The whole biz.
They were so amazing, professional, and their food is ridiculously yummy!! They helped make the event!!
My husband and I organized the music, 4 hours worth of some of our favorite tracks from the British show Skins. One of our little guilty pleasures ;)
Now it is 2013 and we have a new art show that I am in the hot seat of organizing RIGHT NOW. I feel stressed because everything is not falling into my lap easy--- I am werkin' for it, folks. It is bigger this time, 2 artists & a photographer (possibly 3rd artist) another booth is involved (he is one of the artist), and I am pulling teeth about the food truck. My DJ idea did not work out (this time) so hubby & me are about to start working on the soundtrack for the evening. I am lucky my husband is a musician and basically has professional equipment and the know how to put it all together...
(Secretly, I think he is excited we get to do it again...)
I feel stressed-- but I think if I just call it excited it sounds better, right? Are they almost the same? Just negative vs. positive connotations of almost the same feeling...
The show will be February 9th so if anybody is anywhere near Tampa or St. Pete and wants to come to a FREE event with art, music, wine, an entire shop filled with cool stuff, ME... Then just go to our Facebook page to get the latest details!