Sunday, March 6, 2011

Whirlwind Month and the BEST NIGHT EVER!!

Ok, so the last month has been  CRA-ZY!! ( said in my best high pitched theatrical voice) Seriously!! Work is ridiculously busy, we are getting settled in a new Church, and I have been painting like mad for an art show.

Well that show happened on Friday, and I am still in awe over the entire night.  It was amazing.  I had so much love and support from friends and family, it was overwhelming!!

The shop that hosted the Claremont First Firday Artwalk was Hair Stream, and hosted by the awesome Cherie and Jenna!! They did so much for me, promoted, arranged, cleaned, took charge of the red dots! :) it was a blast.
The theme of the show was "Caged". and it was all about what cages us, what we keep caged, and what we SHOULD keep caged.  I had 20 originals to show, plus loads of prints.  We served mom's home made cookies, a cheese tray from the Cheese Cave, and chai tea, and it was lovely!!
As folks wandered through, talking, laughing, was just a huge reminder that God takes care of me.  He gave me this creativity, the inspiration, and He blessed me with people in my life that love and support me.
My friend Annie, came by and gave me a beautiful necklace, a cage!! It is amazing and I have worn it every day  since!!

My son invited his art teacher from school.  Took a postcard with him Friday to school, and gave it to her.  And then he waited for awhile....but he had to go home before she got there. 

But again, God blesses.....Hubby took him to get ice cream afterwards......guess who they ran into?? Yep...his art teacher.  He was giddy!!!

So out of 20 originals.....15 sold, (insert big cheesy grin here!!)

I can't even explain the feelings.  I cried all the way home, just feeling so blessed and humbled.
Best Night Ever!!!!


M said...

LOVE your Art, Carrie.:):)

Lisa said...

So many beautiful pieces, but the first photo, Drawn Open, is my favourite of the bunch. Thanks for sharing, and may you continue to be blessed with success!

Bev said...

oh carrie, this is so awesome! i love, love your art and the show, just incredible...i hope to have that happen in my life at some point...
god bless you!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations......what a night....I know you are still running off of excitement.......I love all your art; it's awesome

When we least expect it, God blesses our socks off......

Hugs and blessings

wombat said...

I am so bummed to not have made it. I will definitely make your next show and I look forward to finding a piece that speaks to me (more specifically than they all do) to bring home with me. So much love to you- you are an inspiration, to say the least!!

Odd Chick said...

This was so fun to read. I also had my first art showing (I only sold 8 of 20 originals) but I cried too as I drove home feeling so overwhelmingly validated and happy. Your art is beautiful and inspiring!

mindylacefield said...

hey pretty girl!! omg this looks like it was the bomb! i'm so so excited for you. the work is absolutely amazing! go girl.

love ya

mindylacefield said...

wonderful! carrie, this night looks like it was so magical. you rock girl....your art is amazing. so so proud of you. congrats!

love ya!!


Headless Mom said...

I can't wait to pick up my piece!

Miss was a fun night!

creatingme said...

Hello! I have been admiring your work for some time, and always forget to come check out your blog. So here and I am. Big congrats to you. I love your pieces!!!