I cannot believe how fast the month of April came in and flew out. But it is almost "in the books".
In that time, I went on vacation to Florida, ran in two 5K road races, celebrated both my parents birthdays, enjoyed Easter with my family, went bowling and shot some pool with my friends and started work on my next "call for artists". Oh and kept my 40 hour a week job with it's 4.5 hour commute per day. I have been extremely busy.
But in between all that, I managed to slice some time out to get over to the Whistler House to see my piece "Caged Light" in all her glory. Much to my surprise, I learned that the piece took 2nd place in the judging of all the submitted work in the photograph category (I didn't know there was a competition). I was quite pleased to hear that. And on Friday I learned my piece sold! I am so excited to know that someone will appreciate the work I did on it. I cannot tell you how often people have told me that the "photo draws you in" and that is precisely what I wanted it to do. One of the things I have thought about doing with it is getting it blown up enough to cover a door. I think could add a whole new dimension and feeling to the apartment I live in!
My only disappointment, if you will, was the fact that I couldn't get to the opening reception because I was in Florida on vacation. But other than that, this has truly been a learning experience for me.
Even though the exhibit is over, I encourage all to visit it the Whistler House. There are some exquisite works of art there and I was incredibly fascinated. I particularly love Whistler's pen and ink sketches. I have always had a weakness for ink sketches. I never thought that art museums would fascinate me, but in the last 3 years I have been to no less than 7 art museums. From the Salvador Dali Museum in Tampa to The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh to the MFA in Boston. All so very, very different and all so very, very moving.
On top of all the wonderful acknowledgement at the Whistler House, they also used my photo as part of the advertisement for the exhibit. I feel so lucky and blessed.
I am thinking of some other approaches on how to get my work out there to the public. I have a couple of months. In the meantime, I will continue to keep an eye out for new photo opportunities. The list is growing...