Friday, 4 May 2012

My art exhibit, what to wear...

I am a haggard harridan. Why? Many work deadlines, and I have been busily preparing for an art exhibition that opens on Sunday, all while battling my cold. (Do you hear the tiny violins? Neither do I!) O custom-designed a metal mounting system for my acrylic works on paper, each piece is about 5ft x 5ft. I am as excited about how wonderful his architectural mounts look with the paper as I am about finally letting my art out for some air.

So I have been working with all seven hands and feet, not quite a Medusa, although I do hiss under my breath when I'm tired and irked. I have been devouring nuts like a maniac, a weakness, and these odd flax, sugar-free cookies by Red Square, which are like sand blocks - when you bite into them they just disintegrate in your mouth. I think I like them...?

I don't know what to wear to the opening in two days, something oh so artsy fartsy and yet sophisticated and demure, with a dash of impish Frenchness perhaps. It's a group show so the pressure is not quite as heavy as a solo affair. Okay, I have no more time to fritter. I must get back to the important job of freaking out. This is a DIY poster for the show below. That colourful squiggly painting is one of mine.

If you are in the Vancouver area and are free on Sunday, 2-4 p.m., please come to my opening reception!! I will be bleary-eyed but oh so happy to meet you! The Baron Gallery website has details.


PS: I have been remiss in commenting on all your wonderful posts lately! I have been visiting briefly, guiltily, between tasks. Normal life should resume soon. And thank you sooo much for all you lovely comments here. They are like Wheaties (North American power breakfast cereal which I've never tried - have you?).

24 comments:

  1. Oh Melanie! I so wish I could attend your show. I was going to ask you about a show at some point, looks like this is coming up faster then I can prepare. You'll look smashing I'm sure. I hope your audience appreciates your work as much as I do! Whatever doesn't sell, please send to me! ;)

    Many Happy Thoughts to you this weekend....

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  2. Oh! I am so happy for you! What a thrill to have your work shown! I would be there if i was in Vancouver for sure, for sure dearest! You know what? About your outfit, i would wear something long and classic with a red beret!

    Ariane xxxxx

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  3. How exciting for you! I hope everything goes well. I know whatever you wear will be completely fabulous, everything you wear is, so why should this be any different?

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  4. I would be there is a flash if I could. Have a great show and looking forward to hopefully viewing the outfit that you choose. Brilliant, I'm sure!

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  5. The very best to you on the event of your show!!! Bravo! I know you will look absolutely Gorgeous! As for the Wheaties, don't waste your time....they get soggy in milk...Comments are Much Better!

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  6. I figured something was going on. How fabulous!!!!!!!!! To say I wish I could be there to see it is an understatement. Congrats. And yes, I've had Wheaties ("the breakfast of champions"). Not bad if you like cardboard in milk. My favorite was frosted flakes. With cream. But then, anything is better with cream.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  7. Oh, if only I was in your neck of the woods--I'd be there in a second! This is very exciting! :D I know you will come up with something positively divine to wear to your opening reception..and I cannot wait to see pictures. :) The colorful painting looks beautiful; hope to see more! You are so very talented. Congratulations and cosmic goodness your way!

    Hope you are feeling better, and that you're rewarded much well-deserved rest in the coming days! XO

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  8. Enjoy the experience to the fullest. Take pride and joy in the freedom of your art to share it's voice in it's own marvelous way.
    Can't wait to see what you'll be wearing as escort to your exhibit. I know it will be the perfect accompaniment.

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  9. It would be fabulous to be able to come along and admire your art, and you! Alas, it's a little too far... But I'll be with you in spirit! I'm sure you feel exhausted but I'm equally sure it will all be worth it and the exhibition will be a great success.
    You will find just the right outfit to wear, you have great instincts, don't fret about it. And please take lots of photos so we can enjoy the event vicariously! xxxx

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  10. Oh, if only I were in town!! I'm sure you and your art work will be ultra-splendid! (You couldn't be otherwise!)

    Can hardly wait to see the photos of your Big Day. I once had an exhibition booked of "arty clothes made by me" but FORTUNATELY it got cancelled. That was near miss!

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  11. I hope this showing is a smashing success for you. I can commiserate with the business...as finals are underway here and I won't be able to fully reclaim my life until graduation on May 17th! Truly wish I could be there!

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  12. just found your blog. i really like it. x

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  13. Oh! I want to go to Vancouver and to see the exhibition. The hard work now will be compensated! Much luck, friend!!!!!
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  14. I would so be there if I didn't live in a different country. I love your artwork, your street photography, and your style. I hope you'll share some pics from what is bound to be a very successful exhibition with us :)

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  15. Cool blog! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  16. Melanie, I hope you had a good crowd for the opening, and I so wish I could have been there. The art that we see on your blog is so cool, I definitely want to see more. Looking forward to seeing what you wore!

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  17. I wish I could come to your show!!!

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  18. I wish I could come to the opening, but travel prevents. . . I'll be sure to stop by during the exhibit, since it's on 'til July 15th. Congrats!

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  19. I wish I could come! Hope it went brilliantly for you and that you managed to kick the cold into touch before the opening.
    Whatever you finally wore I bet you stole the show. xxx

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  20. Wish I could be there, seems like a cool event..Goodluck with it!

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  21. Just popping back to let you know - I'm sure have been given awards for your art before, but now you have a Blogger Appreciation award from me! Pretty special, huh?! xxx

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    1. Tee hee! I am ridiculously honoured to receive an award from Your Highness of Style!!! I shall properly respond when I get a breather. You've made my day!

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  22. How amazing - you have a show!! I feel like I'm brushing with greatness. Congratulations, Melanie! I wish I could be there.

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  23. congratulations on your exhibition i hope you wear the most loviest personal outfit!
    i wish i could come


    kisses A.

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