Wow! What a wonderful show we had at Peach Tree Gallery this weekend! The gallery looked AMAZING filled wall-to-wall and top-to-bottom with spectacular work from the 13 participating artists. I was blown away when I stepped into the space and took it all in. Blown away!
Our customers were fantastic as well! The enthusiasm and appreciation they expressed for ALL the artists' work, whether they bought something or not, was so beautiful to experience. I must have spoken to a couple dozen people who were genuinely interested in the marbling process. And I overheard lots of conversations between customers and the other artists about their work and process as well. That's what I love so much about the people connected with Peach Tree--they truly have a deep and contagious love for art and the artist. As one of the artists said, "I can't get over how customers thank ME for my work when I'M the one that is grateful for their support."
I had told a friend prior to the show that I just wanted to "bring the art of marbling to the masses" and my goal with the weekend was to share my love and passion for the art with others. Well that goal was accomplished...and then some. Of course, I was thrilled that many of my individual marbled sheets have new homes and that I sold out of my journals and sold one of my framed pieces!
Many, many thanks to everyone who came and showed their support. I was touched that friends came from all over LA (even Eastsiders made the trek to the West Side!) to check out my latest creative endeavor. And I so value the words of encouragement and cheers from friends and family afar who would have gladly been at the gallery had they not lived in places like Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, and Australia!
In many ways, this show was a test run for me. I have BIG ideas for my work but wasn't sure if there was an audience for it, or if there was, if they were receptive to my style of marbling. The Peach Tree Gallery Holiday Show proved to me that YES, there is a market and YES, people like my work! I am so inspired and look forward to turning my ideas into actual plans with amazing (hopefully) results! Please continue to follow me on this blog and share the journey with me!