Hello, 2017! My solo art show

Today I had my first ever solo art show! It was really fun – I was super nervous about whether anybody would show up, but people did! Not tons, obviously, but the fact that people I didn’t even know came was really exciting. I got to meet new people and see my friends, and get a nice ego boost from all the people complimenting me on my artwork. Here are some photos from the show.

You may recognize some of these paintings from previous shows and from last year! I also spun up a few new pieces for this show. Overall I had 10 paintings. Hanging them was so annoying – I had never hung my own artwork on a hanging system, and there are entire articles dedicated to how to hang paintings on these types of systems. Needless to say, it wasn’t easy!

Here’s a small gathering from about halfway through the reception. People trickled in and out in a steady stream – from the start to the finish there was always a fun group of people.

It was definitely a success in my eyes. I’ve never been so proud to be the center of attention (usually I really hate it!). I felt like a real artist – more than one person asked for contact information and whether I had a mailing list. We had good food, the wine was flowing, and so much good company! I’m so proud and happy that I had the bravery to follow through with this and just DO IT.

Now that this show is over I want to spend a lot of time just getting back to art and drawing and painting. I’m looking forward to getting back to experimenting with art and filling up sketchbooks. I feel like I’m going through a bit of an art block, and the only way to get through it is to just make art. I also have a bunch of really exciting projects coming up, and I’m excited to tell you guys about them soon!

How is 2017 been for you so far? Anything exciting happening?

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  1. EEE! Congratulations on your first solo art show! I am so happy for you and proud of you! This looked like a wonderful event, with quite a few people expressing interests in you and your artwork! I’m sure the attention felt a bit overwhelming, but it looks like you enjoyed it in the end ^_^ Wish I could have attended! One day 😀

  2. This is AMAZING! I’m so happy for you. It’s amazing that people came up and asked for your details, too – they definitely love your work and those are the people who are going to support you and pay attention to your work from now on 😄

    Big hugs!!

  3. Woo! Excited to hear about your new projects.

    Congrats on doing your first solo art show! That’s awesome you had such a great experience and that you had people expressing interest and compliments for all the hard work you achieved.

  4. Congratulations. It is such a giant achievement to have your own solo art show and I hope that you are feeling really proud. I am glad that people showed up and saw your work. Both friends and strangers. 😀 It would probably be kind of confronting and awesome at the same time. 😀

    The artworks all look so wonderful. I really like the fact that you have a range of different pieces and it shows your diverse talent for different styles! It’s annoying that it was such a pain to hang them. They always look good, but never really considered the hassle of trying to make that happen. >.<

    I hope you can break the art block and having this show might be an inspiration to create many new works. I look forward to reading as it all is revealed. 😀

    My 2017 has been pretty good so far. A few sad things, but you just have to keep going.