Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, September 17, 2010

IT CAME TRUE!!!!


Day of Dead Pendants
I have been having some great fun over here making Day of Dead necklaces - so fun to create. I have a good reason for making them! EXCITING STUFF!!

I took a car load of Pumpkins to my favorite little boutique/gourmet lunch place (you know the one that I had a secret wish to have my own solo art show with my girl faces?). Well, anyway, I take them pumpkins every year for display-but this year I came with my new prints, my matted originals, and all my girls (15 so far) in a nice box and after I unloaded the pumpkins, I asked the owner for a minute of his time. When I showed him my art and asked for a show- HE NEVER BATTED AN EYE! HE SAID, "OF COURSE, HOW ABOUT VALENTINES' for a "groovy girl's show"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" 
I about kissed him!
I scared myself to death really by asking, but it was time and the free pumpkins gave me a perfect opportunity. I laughed and said, "Beware of bearers of good gifts"!.
He not only offered me that, he told me that they were having a Day of Dead Art Day and that I could bring anything I could get made by October.

AND, AND- that I could have a wall in November for my other art- watercolors!!! My name will be on the postcards they send out in October and in November to 100s of customers. Their events are always well attended because there is delicious food involved.

Art I did for my daughter but hope to try again.

I had to let you know. So many of you have commented on almost everyone of my girls and I just wanted you to know if you have a secret wish- put it out there, write it down and then get to work!! SOMEONE out there is listening and wants your dreams to come true. After all, HE plants those dreams in our hearts, gives us the desire, passion and the motivation to accomplish them.
I also mailed off my first sale on one of my FINE ART prints!
I'm just letting myself soak up this sunshine.

12 comments:

WrightStuff said...
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WrightStuff said...

Wahey!! There's something in the air this week I'm telling you. So much of this stuff about - I gathered a few together and wrote about them on my blog myself today... It's definitely a good time for artists. I'm going to make some serious plans this weekend!! Congratulations. Well done you!! Star!

WrightStuff said...

Wahey!! There's something in the air this week I'm telling you. So much of this stuff about - I gathered a few together and wrote about them on my blog myself today... It's definitely a good time for artists. I'm going to make some serious plans this weekend!! Congratulations. Well done you!! Star!

Carolyn said...

Are you jumping up and down and screaming...or showing a little decorum and saying "Thank you, thank you very much" in true Elvis style!!!! I'm so happy for you and proud that you walked in there and did it! I'm sure that was 'grab stomach, hold head in heads' hard! But you did and it worked! That's because your work is beautiful! Wahoooooooo! Oops, sorry, lost what little restraint I had!

chrissy said...

YIPPEE!
this makes me smile so bright. i love your necklaces and i am over the moon excited that you are going to have your work HANGING in a public place for all to ENJOY. it.s about time my friend.
huge hugs.
c

Bren said...

I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations big time! Courage has opened so many doors in one swoop for you and it's so fantastic! Though we've never met I feel your joy and wonderment at all that has transpired. You go girl!!

Buffy said...

Hooray!!!! I'm so happy for you,you must be so excited,probably jumping up and down. I know I would be! You took the hardest step,just putting yourself out there,thats scary! You really inspire me. Congrats and I can't wait to hear about those shows!!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

I am so happy for you, that's so exciting. You are an incredible artist!! You deserve to be recognized!!

Jeanne Nelson said...

What WONDERFUL NEWS, Peggy!!! I'm so thrilled for you, and feel the excitement exuding from you! Very nice charms you're creating for the event. I wish you well on all your new endeavors, and am so happy for you! Happy Life and Creating. xoxo

Little Messy Missy said...

Congratulations!

Poetic Artist said...

Can I say proud of you for stepping through the door to your dreams..I know you are beaming...
I hope planting time and the things that go along with farming. Is blessed and you get some rest..LOL.
Your sister friend of art.
Katelen

Steve Emery said...

WOW WOW WOW! Terrific! Not that I'm surprised...

But it is amazing just how MUCH cooperation and boost you are getting, isn't it? That stuff in Julia Cameron's book (The Way of the Artist) is true. The power just follows the will and the work, doing wonderful things.