Saturday, October 22, 2011
32nd Annual Open Studios
Lots of people don't realize we live AND work in our spaces so that's always fun to see their expressions when it dawns on them. There are great stories of the rare clueless gits who do or say something outrageous and I'm hoping we put together of those stories some day. Friends come by that I haven't seen in ages, there's always ALWAYS the woman who comes and takes all the food - if it's good. There's the guy who comes every year and gets into lengthy conversations about aliens which worries me that he thinks I know so much about them! There used to be the guy who came every year, would pull a book of my shelf, set himself down to read...I booted him out one year and he has not come back. Someone will always ask how much to I pay to live here, I always respond that it's rude to ask such a thing because it is! Many, probably most, come to see how we decorate, heck that's what I do when I go to other OS!
My favorite OS experience this year was a woman who came to one of my first ones here about 16+/- years ago and bought a painting. She came with it on her iPhone and wanted another painting! My favorites are always the kids, they are the best, their questions can knock your socks off.
It's over for another year, my place is still clean and of course I hope it stays that way but, sadly, know it won't. It's been a week and painting withdrawal has set in so it's time to get my stuff out to work tomorrow or next week for sure. I have a show to get ready for next year and hope to drum up more galleries to show my work, now that I've rested up it's time to get back to work!
Thanks to all who came, all your questions, your curiosity and to those who bought paintings I'm deeply grateful for your interest and support.