Happy first day of Fall! It was also Christine Vandeberg day at Frame of Reference today. One of my pears sold this morning -- I think it went to Boston.
"Raspberry Pear." I'm thrilled this sold, but sad because it is one of the paintings I was going to have made into notecards, but I never had a good photo taken. Oh well.
Later in the afternoon, six more of my paintings sold. Yes, you read that right. SIX MORE! James and Fred are my new best friends. They took home my favorite painting, "The Pond."
They also took this Valentine:
Plus two flowers: "Ruby Red" and "High Five Red."
Hmmm. What else. Oh yeah, I had a tree piece called "Signs of Spring II" that was similar to this one, but framed floated on a bright purpley-blue suede mat instead of white.
It had the same white rice paper top mat and the same lime green lacquer frame, but apparently I never took its picture. Pooh.
Last but not least is another piece of which I have no picture. Except this - it is the one on the top right with the purple trees.
I named it "Lavender Lollipops." I love this piece too and had forgotten all about it. Derek pulled it off the artwork storage shelf and ... poof! Away it went. I still hope to get a decent picture of it. James is opening a gallery down the street and is going to hang a bunch of my tree paintings. Woo hoo! I am thrilled and honored but secretly quite nervous! Fred has a gallery in New York and I want him to hang one of my paintings there so I can say my work is shown in New York. Wouldn't that be funny in an awesome kind of way?
Today was also an epic day for another reason, but I can't really talk about it yet. It has to do with the "drama" playing out at the Museum. I feel very good about an action we took today, and all I will say is this: a friend posted a long quote on Facebook this morning by Maya Angelou. It was a bunch of "I have learned..." things, one of which I have heard before but which spoke to me today. "I have learned that you can't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands because sometimes you need to throw something back." Well, today I threw something back, and I feel GREAT. (I know none of you are going to have a clue what I am talking about, but in the months and years to come, when I look back at this post, it will make me smile. And maybe give an evil little laugh.)