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Thursday, March 24, 2011

I DID IT!!!

CRESCENT BEACH HERE I COME! Art at Home was a HUGE success! And I reached my goal...
I sold enough art to pay for a week in my sanctuary....and am well on my way to a month (at off season 
prices...my favorite time of year!). Thank you to all who helped make Art At Home a success...
This is my favorite piece...30x40 heron. Sorry,
it's sold. (Thank you, Tracy!)

If you are followers of Rhonda (Shellbelle's Tiki Hut) and Tracy (Ms Bake-it), you have probably seen some of these photos of Art at Home. And for those who have no idea what I am talking about....Art at Home is a bi-annual art show in my home (for now). It's my way of sharing, not only my art, but other artists' work. There is no cost to any participating artist. All I ask is that they bring in visitors (and maybe a tasty treat) to see what we have done. My goal is to build this venue to be so big, that we have to find a new location to hold it. It's a wonderful way for a new artist to get his/her feet wet...to see what reactions their work may receive.

I do wish that each and everyone of you could have been with us...we had so much fun! Many new faces and many old friends came in for a chat and to look at our offerings. And of course, for Rhonda (Shellbelles Tiki Hut) and me,  the icing on the proverbial cake was spending time with our blog friends, Becky (Beachsnaps) and Tracy (Ms Bake-It)... and Tracy's sweet daughter-in-law and grandbaby. I am still amazed when anyone wants to buy my paintings...and I know Rhonda feels the same way about her driftshell frames and hearts.  I wish you could have seen the look on Rhonda's face when she realized how many of her items had sold...it was PRICELESS! And let me tell you....the photos do not do her work justice. Keep your eyes open for her ETSY store. It will be worth the visit!

As requested....Here are a few photos from the show...These are the glass/mirrored shelves in the sitting room. Every inch of space was covered...paintings, frames, vases and quilted items covered three rooms in my home...


Coconuts, gecko, coral with creatures and Catherine's purple flowers (my DIL)
This is one of my DIL's paintings...LOVE the color!
This is one of my favorites...from the day Catherine began painting it... Catherine's blog is Sounds of Sight.

This is Catherine's Pelican...notice his unusual feathers and beak. I LOVE his face!
Another of Catherine's offerings... the dripping paints are so interesting...
This is one of Rhonda's frames...I love the 3 dimensions...and the beautiful shells...Some of her creations had crushed shells in the mortar...very different and interesting. It reminded me of tabby...

 Rhonda's hearts are absolutely incredible. They are intricate puzzles...and truly works of art. My photo does not do it justice!
The following paintings are mine....this sea turtle is very colorful. He took HOURS to get all the layers of color and detail...and I love him!
Sea Urchin...Turquoise background...white and blue violet markings.

These three fish remind me of the school of fish that brushed against my legs at Sand Key.


Bucket of Florida Sunshine
These little tropical frogs were the first painting to sell....but more can be
painted if there is interest.

My shy bunny is hiding in the bushes. This is a canvas on a canvas.
A palate knife was used to create the brick wall. There is a lot of detail in the flowers.
The photo does not do it justice... Can you see the smaller canvas?

I hope you enjoyed the samples of our show... Many of these items are still available...Let me know if you have interest in anything shown. The sizes vary from  8x10 to 30x24.

And start planning...our Fall show will be sometime in October or early November...

Jane

ps   I'll see you after the wedding....it's next Friday!!!








16 comments:

Linda Starr said...

congrats on achieving your goal; lots of great paintings, love the sea turtle.

Kat said...

Congratulations Jane! Sounds like everything went really well. And how fun to spend time with these amazing blogging buddies. Enjoy the wedding - when have you had time to breathe?! You are going to need that vacation! Kat

Shellbelle said...

Oh Jane, it was the best time and you're right, I couldn't believe how many pieces I sold! I just can't think of a better way to have a show — dear friends, art, conversation and coffee, lots of coffee!

Thank you again for inviting me to participate and I can't wait for the Fall show.

Hugs

RottenMom said...

Greatness all around! Already took the tour at Shellbelle's, but found some different paintings here! Love, love , love your Turtle! Congrats on your sales!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Jane, the art you have posted is wonderful! I am so happy that Art at Home was a success! I love "Bucket of Florida Sunshine." Awesome painting! :D

Enjoy your trip to your sanctuary!

(((hugs))),
Ricki Jill

Jo said...

WOW!, sorry I wasn't there,maybe next time, I'd really love to be at the next "art-party".
Hope and pray the wedding is wonderful.
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

mermaid gallery said...

looks fabulous! and sounds like a lot of fun too....good for you to open up your home. That puts everybody at ease. Glad you can now take a holiday!

{ L } said...

Exciting! Wow, there was talent everywhere. My favorite is that turtle. It reminds me of my youngest because he loves turtles and has a turtle room. :) Your style is so fresh, colorful, and just beautiful. Also congratulations on the WEDDING...fun times! I am looking forward to photos. ;)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Congratulations Jane! I am so glad the show was a success for you and Rhonda. As for George, I say, Thank you, Jane! I cannot wait to bring him and Sally together - they are going to look awesome! We need to talk about the turtle because my dil is panicking that it will sell before she can get it.

My prayers are that the dinner and wedding will be a roaring success!

Hugs,
Tracy

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations on achieving your goal.

becky said...

Wow, it's a mega-post! Lots of things here that I never stopped to look at...I had little time and made a beeline for Rhonda's driftshell work and a chat-up.

So glad you are able to reward your hard work with a getaway to Crescent Beach!!! Wonderful news, Jane!

Enjoy the wedding and we'll see you on the other side...

Claire said...

Wow-beautiful art! Love the hiding bunny!-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!!Claire

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congrats on your successful show, Jane! I got a first hand report from Rhonda who said it was such a fun time! Loved seeing all of your pictures, too. Your art and her shells... lovely!

Are you coming to Crescent Beach this week??? If you are here on Friday, let me know because Becky and Tami are coming to see me (Becky just called and said they would be in town). Would love for you to come meet us for lunch of for cupcakes.

I'm way behind blogging, and I'm going to try to play catch up the next day or so. Sigh. The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. Remember that saying? Well, it fits! LOL! I'm Sooooooo behind, and when I hurry, I make mistakes. I called someone by the wrong name tonight. I hope she's still speaking to me. ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

COLOURFUL FUN!!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

You have a lovely blog. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Jane, will you put me on a reminder list when you plan the date of yoru next one. Id love to drive down if I can.
Oh...and I LOVE the coconuts and the florida sunshine...but all are gorgeous! Your heron is stunning. and those shell art, lovely!
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