What fun it was to go to the Artists Reception at the Sooke Fine Arts Show last night and discover my piece on display amongst all the other beautiful pieces of art in the show. When I go to an art show in which a piece of mine is showing, I am rather like Nancy Drew on a mission (grin) wondering in which niche I will find it on display. What a thrill it is to turn a corner and voila... there it is! Last night was no exception.
My hip operation was cancelled at the last minute (it is re-scheduled towards the end of August) so I was able to attend the show. It was made even more special knowing that my piece had already sold.
That was the message on the answering machine that greeted me when hubby and I got home from a last minute trip to Seattle to see the Chihuly Gardens of Glass which I have been wanting to see for quite some time now and still get back in time for the show.
Preview night (the night before the art show officially opens) attracts gallery owners and art lovers who pay a premium to get into the show beforehand to browse and purchase art they are attracted to. It's quite a thrill to have a piece sell on preview night.
As promised a couple of weeks ago, here is a photo of the polymer clay shoe I entered. The name of the piece is "Malona Flanick" and yes, it's a pun on a rather famous Spanish shoe designers name... the shoe designer reputed to have created "toe cleavage" in the women's fashion shoe industry. If you ever watched "Sex in the City" when it was on T.V.... you'll have a good little chuckle as you make the connection!
When you first see the fruit on the "flan" part of the shoe, it looks very real... almost good enough to just pick one of the mouth watering berries off and pop it in your mouth! What fun I had making that shoe. Having it turn out exactly the way I had envisioned it right down to the colour of the "custard" on the "crust" and the "blue-black" of the blueberries and blackberries was a real bonus.
Thanks for stopping by for peek. If you live in the Victoria area, make a point of going to this year's show... it's on until August 5th. This year's show is even better than last year's... and I thought that one was hard to beat!
Have an arty week...