Saturday, October 22, 2005

Shoppin'

Most guys are a chore to go shopping with.

And don't even try to take them to a shoe store!

Fortunately, I married a man who grew up hanging around malls. A little retail doesn't scare him! He's great fun to go shopping with and is the one person I trust to select clothing for me. He'll even help me shop for shoes.

I may have pushed my luck when we returned home from a great day of shopping to suggest that we finish measuring for draperies, select a color and place the order online.

Tonight.

You see, we heat with natural gas, we have lots of windows and very little in terms of drapery. I decided that it was time for us to finally buy some insulated draperies and hopefully keep our gas bill from sky-rocketing this winter. (Well, we know it'll sky-rocket. Just tryin' to keep it from leaving the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere.)

Naturally, the window measurements weren't standard, the sizes that we needed were not in stock and the delivery date will be later than I'd hoped for. Oh, and they'll cost more than I'd estimated.

Even the most dedicated of husbands will start to get a little glassy-eyed at that point.

So, TonyP gets all kinds of thanks for putting up with my late night craving for vanilla window coverings.

That's service above and beyond.

(I just hope he'll still be that supportive when the order arrives six weeks late, the wrong color and the wrong sizes.)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Gala Report

The gala at the Carolina Club was yesterday evening and TonyP's photo "Fall Flames" was not only purchased during the event but also received the Staff Favorite award!

This year, the emphasis of the gala was less on the artshow and more on the general fundraising for the UNC Children's Hospital cards program and (while our work was competing for attention with a silent auction) I think the turn-out was better this year and the crowd was a lot livelier.

Some even looked at the art! People actually brought their drinks into the hallway to look at the art and someone had the sense to have the waitstaff passing trays of canapes in the vicinity, as well. So, people actually spent time looking at the work - which is a big change from last year!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Shameless Self-Promotion

TonyP and I are pleased to announce that we have work in two upcoming shows.

Wednesday, October 19, is the opening reception for the Paint-by-Members Show and Sale at the Carolina Club, in Chapel Hill. The work will be on view until November 12.

We will also be participating in the 2005 Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour. Tour dates are November 5th and 12th, from 10am-5pm, and November 6th and 13th, from 12pm-5pm. The opening reception for the Tour will be on Friday, October 28, from 5-7pm at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro where you can meet the artists participating in this year's Tour. Representative work of all participating artists will be on view at the ArtsCenter until November 14.

So, come on out and meet some real-live artists!

Updates to my gallery website ought to be posted this week and there will be new work for your perusal.