Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Getting Ready

I'm getting ready for my first real show this weekend.  I've invited family and friends even though it's open to the public so anyone can come.  Painting is the fun part, this is the other part.  I've been busy putting my paintings into frames, applying backing paper, inserting hooks and wires and then gluing my business card to the backs.  This photo shows how the paintings will be arranged on the wall at the gallery.  I have a 12x12 space to call my own, so there are 15 paintings going up.  

This whole experience has been a learning experience for me.  I'm starting to understand the scope of having a show and how it affects the whole household,  human and animal.  My dog seemed to understand that she should avoid the dining room but most times the cat just plopped right down in the middle of the canvases.  The paintings definitely need to be dusted for cat hair before hanging.

4 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Jenelle - this is a beautiful grouping. Good luck in the show -

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thank you so much for your comment and for reading my blog!

Maggie Latham said...

Janelle,
I totally understand where you are coming from. Being an artist is also a lot to do with the behind the scenes work like framing, matting, bagging prints etc, and it all takes up a lot of time.
Like you, at times my entire house becomes a massive studio... with frames, point driver backing paper etc! My two cats also plop themselves down on top of my new mounts/mats…….cat hairs behind glass…….such a pain...!.

Good luck with your show….your paintings look lovely all grouped together like that.

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I know all about cat hair! LOL! Congratulations!