Monday, June 30, 2008

little drawings, the show

Museum01Saturday evening was the opening of my show at the California Center for the Arts. People, I won't lie to you, it was a lot of hard work getting here, over months of working weekends, on my sorry pregnant feet. I have many people to thank and I couldn't have done it without you~ D., C., G., mom, dad, K., for domestic support, Olivia and Mary Catherine for giving me the opportunity, Laura for taking on practical responsibilities for 130+ teeny tiny pieces of art, and Nicole and crew for expert installation. I could not be more satisfied and thrilled with the results. And thanks to all my friends and family that could make it out for the big evening. It meant a lot ot me. :-)

My muse, in one last moment of enthusiastic patience. When I asked him if he liked my art party, or not so much, he confessed, "Not so much." At one point, a guard scared him when he reached out to touch the art, not understanding that Sam's been living intimately with these items for several months now!

"Grandma's picture wall" was the installation guiding theme here.

Hanging out with G. and C.

Sam and Grandma get a closer look.

Sam, D., my dad, my mom, me, Aunt D. and Uncle A. 
Here Sam displays "not liking this so much anymore" body language.

My hall. The case holds process work from Ook the Book and some other book illustrations, and the far wall shows work from the Marcel Wanders project.

Summer openings mean wine and snacks outdoors, aah. Lucky weather, not 104 degrees like the weekends before!

Me and C. 
Sam loves to hang with Grandma.

...and later, homemade cake at my mom's house. Aaaw, thanks!

Not to mention flowers that greeted me at reception from a very special friend in Seattle. Thanks sweetie, they are gorgeous.

Aaah, so now I can just enjoy, and finish baking the bun. For those who still want to catch the show, it's running through November. Thanks again everyone!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

museum show is almost here

A quick update about the show opening on Saturday at the CCA. Last week we started hanging and now it's almost done! Thanks to Nicole and the expert installation staff, it looks great. They make it look easy, and let me tell you, that's some feat with the 130+ pieces I brought in. I wish I had some photos of how we packed the hallway with stuff. This is one brain addled waddling pregnant lady who could have never done it on my own, so much appreciation.

I peeked in the other gallery rooms and the other shows look intriguing. Can't wait to see it all done. After all of this, I'm really looking forward to celebrating Saturday evening!