Question: So what are you doing next Friday night?
If you answered "coming to UmberDove's show, ObliqueScapes at Stylus then BING BING BING you answered correctly!"
I know, I haven't mentioned it before now, but I promise it's not because I'm not excited. In fact I'm absolutely on pins and needles as far as excitement (as I am before EVERY show) but remarkably, feeling quite calm about with a strong measure of self-confidence about it all. Plus we are a week out and I've already solved that oh-so-tricky-gut-wrenching-dilemma of what to wear (after all, one must stand out in a crowd when one's life-work is on display, right?). You'll just have to wait for the pictures, but I will tell you it involves kelly-green and turquoise-surprise-surprise.
I will be delivering all my pieces, with lots of whispered encouragement to them, tomorrow morning so the rest of my afternoon today will look like this:
Finalizing price lists
A bazillion emails back and forth with the curator/BC/friends who have offered their muscles
Carefully wrapping the smaller works for travel
Gathering my physical portfolios and plenty of business cards
Zucchini-Kale casserole (hey, a gal's gotta eat!)
Sending email invites
Making sure all canvas are properly labeled
Entertaining kitty boys who have zero patience for my computer work
And maybe, just maybe, doing a little painting on some works in progress
There will probably be some dark chocolate pocky thrown in as well as a gin and tonic later in the evening too, but who knows? I like to live on the edge.
So, see you there?
* The image on the flyer is one of Brad Strain's pieces, and I can't wait to see it in person.*
** For all you Seattlites (or Bellevue-ites, or Maple Valley-ites, or Renton-ites) seriously, come on by! The show is part of the Belltown Art walk this month and there are LOTS of talented artist showing their work at galleries within a few blocks walk. Plus, cheese, wine and crackers. Don't tell me you can turn down cheese and crackers either! Humph! **