Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A different kind of busy.

One would think that with summer in full swing that things would be slow.  Quite the contrary, things have been exceptionally busy.

First and foremost, I’m a mom to an amazing soon-to-be 8yr old and 6.5 yr old.  I love them tremendously and try to spend as much time with them while I can (and while they still want to!). I am also a sole proprietor and have a brick-and-mortar gallery/studio.  What that means is not only do I have the full mommy workload, but I also am a one man show when it comes to my business – I’m not only the artist, I’m the marketing, IT, sales, maintenance and accounting departments all wrapped up into one.  Then there are my philanthropic commitments… Sometimes my life can be a bit crazy.

I chose to take 2018 off in terms of outdoor shows, they make for long, brutal days away from my kids, and instead decided to turn my focus in new and different directions in terms of promoting and showing my work, and hopefully reaching a wider, national audience.

One of the things I decided to do was participate in the Art Design Consultants (ADC)  Blink 2018 print publication and online resource.  ADC, located in Cincinnati, OH is a reputable gallery with clients across the nation. The publication in which my works are featured is now out, and it looks great.  I have a copy at the gallery – so be sure to check it out during your next visit!

Being a “Blink” artist, I was invited to submit a work for their “Blink Artist Showcase”.  I had just finished “Pink Champagne” literally, the paint was still wet when I submitted my initial images that I had snapped with my iPhone!  I had my talented friend and amazing photographer, Gary Kessler (Gary Kessler Photography) professionally image the work along with several new works.  When ADC said they would accept “Pink Champagne” I was thrilled… as I am biased and happen to think it’s gorgeous.  If you haven’t read the story behind the painting, you need to check out my blog post “Pink Champagne” https://aydzn.blogspot.com/2018/04/pink-champagne.html

As most parents of young children know – May is an insane month, the only other month that is equally as crazy… August.  To say I was looking forward to the opening reception for the “Blink Artist Showcase” in June would be an understatement.   I was in need of a well deserved night away from the kids (even though I would still be “working”) and dying of curiosity as to where my piece was located and partnered up with in the gallery……  

but you will just have to wait for my next post to learn more about that!

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