Monday, September 14, 2009

Opening Reception: "Line by Line"

There are times when one wishes there were three of oneself, and for me the "Line by Line" artists' reception, with fellow Michigan artists Bonnie Auten and Dianna Soisson, was one of those times. I thoroughly enjoyed mingling, chatting, and times laughing way too loud.........with those who attended. We truly appreciated the many who came out to see us and our work - even given the great football games whose air times overlapped with the reception! Many kudos to Scott and Barbara Hudson for putting on a very nice event. The exhibition will continue at the Hudson Gallery in downtown Sylvania, Ohio, through September 29, 2009.

Now its time for me to attempt to regain increased focus on my work, so look for new work-in-progress in the near future. I have spent much of the past few days acclimating to a new Toshiba laptop computer with a different operating system than what I have become accustomed to, and an unfamiliar photo imaging program. Thankfully however, I have a couple of close friends who are much smarter than I concerning computers, and they are ever-gracious when I repeatedly call on their expertise. The laptop will be used primarily for all things related to my artwork -- digital submissions, storing photo references, reformatting art images, blogging, website maintenance, etc. -- and will be adorned with a large sign which reads, "NO TEENAGERS ALLOWED". (I know some of you are feeling my pain.)


  1. Congrats on a successful, well attended reception, AND the purchase of your work! Just wish I was close enough to be there, see the exhibition and support this important milestone in your career. It is but one of many that will be coming your way....


  2. It looks like the show was a great success - beautiful work, nice gallery, and a good turnout. Congratulations!

  3. I couldn't say congrats any better than Elizabeth already did, so "ditto" her sentiments. I really wish I could have been there!!! I'm so happy for you.

  4. Thanks so much Elizabeth, Holly, and Debbi; I truly appreciate your support and kind words. Though I managed to get myself pretty ramped up with anxiety over the approaching weeks, it has been a wonderful experience -- one I've been able to share with two exceptional artists. define the next big goal and start moving towards it! (OR.....I may be moving towards it already, even though I don't know what it is! MmmHmmmm.......)

  5. Hi Lynda, I am just catching up on my blog reading - great photos!!! What a fabulous venue. I so wish I could see the exhibition. I am very glad that you had such a wonderful turn out for the reception. It is great to see folks supporting their local artists!

    Good luck with the next big goal!!!

  6. Looks like a good turnout for your work.
    Hope sales went well. It looks like you all had some wonderful art available.
    I am glad you are trying out a new computer it would sure put me in a quandry. I barely get by on my ancient one and when it finally goes I am going to be lost trying new programs that have surfaced since I got mine and refused to change to meet the times.

  7. Thanks so much for the kind words and support, Teresa and Gary: it means so much to me.

    Gary -- though it has been a challenge to update my computer and programs (as I'm not particularly savvy) it is turning out to be just what I needed. Don't be like me and wait until you absolutely have to!! it before then. You'll be glad you did.