Monday, September 10, 2012

Fashion's Night Out with Art

It's been a busy couple of weeks here. Between trying to track down inspiration for new work, the end of the summer, and planning for the shopping event, I had no time for my requisite peace and quiet. Too much noise going on up inside my head.

Maybe it's the excitement of doing something new? You think? But I have to admit that all the things I've been learning about marketing my work over the past year helped me a great deal. Steps have already been put in place. It was just a matter of getting to the venue and trying it out. Not knowing what to expect is the only thing that made me a little anxious.

All was for nought. Look! They even put out the red carpet for me! Just kidding, it was Fashion's Night Out Shopping Event. There were artists, fashion designers, jewelry vendors, chocolatiers, a DJ, food and drinks.

Of course, I was early. When we entered the space we saw a wall space opposite the bar that I was going to hang my art and a table for my jewelry and notecards. The organizers asked me if I would extend all the way over the DJ's booth with my paintings. Hey, why not? I had enough with me.

Well, watercolor paintings pack flat if not framed so I packed up my portfolio with things I thought people might like. And they did like my work, but I didn't sell any paintings. But I did sell a couple of jewelry pieces, so that was fun.

 There was a nice vibe at the venue. My family came to see me there. They even shopped the other vendors. The music was good and so was the food. We had a fun night, and I got to show my work another time. Every event I guess it gets easier.

I'll be looking forward to the next one. Now I've got to get back to work.


  1. How lovely!! And what a beautiful picture of you!
    Just wanted to let you know that I mention you on my post today! Thanks so much for the heads up on the St. Nicholas Church at The World Trade Center! That is good news!

    1. Thank you Ann. Rebuilding the church has been such a struggle, but I'm sure the saint had a lot to do with it!


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