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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Opening


Our art show opening was a resounding success. We had a good crowd and I, much to my amazement, sold four pieces! I was happy just to see them all hanging in one place. The picture above is when we were making our introductory speeches. It's a bit blurry because I forgot to turn the flash on and there wasn't much light in there.



We were so pleased that all of our grandchildren who live near us attended. Not all teenagers would take time from their busy social whirl to go to an art opening! Here is Grandpa entertaining them with some kind of story.


It must have been a funny one! The hanging behind them with the circles was one of the ones that sold.


Here's a picture of some of the crowd.

We are off to New York City tomorrow. I guess my shopping spree will be a little more fun after last night! Garment district, here I come! I will be taking along my laptop but posting might be a bit scarce for the next week or so.

24 comments:

Darcie said...

Oh joy!!! Congratulations! I hope this will be just a first for you and Marcel to be able to show and share your art in your community. They need to learn about you artists!!!

I'm so glad you snapped some photos. Love the pics of your grands and their grandpa. My only regret of my holiday last weekend was not getting a photo of the two of you together. Next time....

I will be thinking of you, traveling to NYC!!! Enjoy! And be safe. ;-)

And Happy Mother's Day, Joyce!

Libby Fife said...

What a wonderful evening! Glad you sold some pieces-you must feel great. Keep it up:)

Clare said...

Huge congratulations on what looks to have been a marvellous show.

Have a great time in New York. Looking forward to reading all about it when you get back.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Congratulations Joyce! Wonderful show and to sell something is fantastic! Your quilts look wonderful. Have a great time in NY!

jovaliquilts said...

Fabulous!! What wonderful news. The setting looks so elegant, and the attendees must have keep artistic sensibilities if you sold four pieces! Have a great time in NYC. Stop by the City Quilter if you get the chance.

Chris said...

Congratulations Joyce! Have a great time in New York, you lucky gal.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on the successful exhibit!

LC said...

Congratulations on your show... and the grandchildren showing up! Knowing how that would please me, you must be flying!

Exuberant Color said...

Congratulations on the sales! The frosting on the cake so they say.

maggi said...

Congratulations on the success of your show. May you have many more.

Andrea said...

Well done to both of you ! The start of something big ? x

Holly said...

Congratulations. That is awesome.

Cascade Lily said...

Your quilts looked great hung together in the gallery Joyce. A huge congrats and enjoy spending the proceeds!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I'm thrilled to bits that your show was a huge success, congratulations!

Can't wait to see what your purchase on your trip to NYC.

julieQ said...

How neat...congratulations!!! Lovely show.

Rose Marie said...

Bravo, bravo ..... enjoy your time in NYC!

ROZ said...

Marvellous!

em's scrapbag said...

I am so happy for you! You deserve the success. Have a wonderful trip.

YankeeQuilter said...

So wonderful...a crowd, a sale...what is not to like!

Myra said...

Wonderful that your show opening was a good success Joyce! That's great!!! Grandkids showing some interest in G & G's creations/show is wonderful... 8-)

Hope you are having a good time in New York!

sparkle jars said...

Congratulations on your sales and enjoy the garment district. :-)

Cher said...

how fabulous to sell some of your work - enjoy such a wonderful show with grandchildren attending and everyone having such fun. NYC...wow, can hardly wait to see what you come home with and hear all about your adventures!

Magpie Sue said...

Oh my gosh! Where have I been? Kudos on the show and the sales!!! It all looks terrific. And now shopping in NYC - does it get any better than that???!!

meggie said...

Congratulations on your Art Show, & the sales.
I went to Darcie's to see her photos of the two of you.