Saturday, October 10, 2009

Growing--Exhibiting Paintings & Your Invitation to Join Us

My husband and I are delighted to invite all blog readers to join us for an Artist's Open Studio Reception on November 8. If the back of the postcard pictured here (which did not scan very well) is hard to read, click on the image to enlarge it. Or email me for information at UPDATE: I have now added an index of all blog posts about planning and holding an art reception. Access it here.

Many of the paintings I have been showing you on blog posts plus more will be available to purchase. However, we promise to allow guests to enjoy themselves--no hard sell here. You are welcome to stop in for snacks and a beverage, to enjoy live piano music, and to meet our friends and neighbors.
To enhance our Harvest Delights theme, our friends, the Lapinskis, will bring sustainably grown produce from their local farm, also available to purchase. They have warned me that our event is a week or two early for maximum harvest from their early winter crop, but they will bring whatever they have available. I know from experience that whatever they bring will be beautiful and yummy and that it will sell fast.
We hope that you will join us if you are in the area.
I have used the "Growing" heading for this post because it will be a first for me to show my paintings in our home. Although I am excited to be doing this, it is also surprisingly "nervous-making" and required a self-administered strong push to get me going on the planning.
Question of the day: Do you sometimes find that things you very much want to do are at the same time difficult to initiate?


  1. The answer to your question is : Yes, very often. :)

    Congrats Mary. I wish I could be there to see your paintings. It sounds like a fun day.

    Loved the posts on Croatia.

  2. Another wishing I could come visit with you and your husband, friends and family, Mary. Alas, FL is a bit of a drive. I wish you much success but even more importantly, I wish you a ton of fun with this endeavor!!

  3. Thank you both, Autumn & Joan--how I would love to meet you in person. Maybe someday. I am very grateful for your good wishes. And I'm glad you enjoyed the Croatia posts, Joan. Autumn, you are wise to wish me fun over and above success in the reception; how dear you are.

  4. Yes, sometimes the things we want the most are also the scariest.

    Getting ready for my show this weekend and wondering if you'll have time to pop in.

  5. Mary, I hope your studio reception is great!! I'm sure it will be, with your wonderful work all around. As to your question, yes! Mostly because of a time factor, I guess many of us have that problem!

  6. Well said, Bear Chick--you are so right. Since we will be in CA for only 3 days and have 6 people's priorities to consider, I really have no idea whether or not we might make your show. It would be a real treat to see you and your lovely jewelry in person, but probably won't know until we are just about there (or not).

    Thank you for your generous good wishes, Jean--the encouragement really is meaningful! I think you are right about the time factor affecting our gumption sometimes.

  7. Thanks for your visit to my blog, and your sweet comment. I have been looking through your posts, and am amazed at your wonderful paintings, and equally wonderful photos. Beautiful!

  8. It's great to hear from you, Clytie. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. I enjoyed your blog very much.