Friday, September 23, 2011

for once
i actually got persuaded into attending a reception
multicultural  show

which will be running along side
October the 1st

 Geisha Gaze
went over better than expected
in fact
i was barely through the door three steps
and had a request to buy
(possibly counts as one of my fastest sales bar commissions)

all though i did promptly get reprimanded
for severely under pricing her
(well what can i say i saw flaws in her that  meant she didn't warrant full price)

got to say its not often a buyer tells you off for a low price

then as i handed her in to be hung.. i got told off again
all in the nicest most well meaning way of course

iv now been told very firmly
from numerous people im officially banned from naming my own price

it was a very pleasant (if terrifying) evening
all though the folk that persuaded me to go
(those i was supposed to be hiding behind)
kept disappearing into to the throng

 a great time was had by all,
and of course the open bar certainly did not hinder this
i do wish i had participated in that aspect
i was fairly taken aback at folk wanting "photo ops" with me in front of Geisha Gaze
no one had warned me people have a tendency to want that
i found it rather puzzling

so several folk now have a prime photo of a rather gawky awkward MiTcH with the expression of a deer caught in head lights


have to say i did feel a whole lot more at ease once the crowds thinned out a bit

many thanks to
for not only arranging the event
but also their warm and friendly manner through out
that helped put me at my ease
(as much as is possible in a crowd)

Shyam Balami's Prize-winning painting 

 The awards were

1st: Shyam Balami

2nd:Mary Morgan

3rd: Eliot Fallas

HM: Cindy Gray

And the People's Choice: Meral Dalgic
 Many thanks to Suzy Jones and Dana Conklin for judging the show.

Much appreciation also goes to
Nuray Fuller who was the organizer
Linda Clary, who created the artist tags
Lady Marli for tending the superb bar
Claudia holt for setting up
Ruth Siddiqi for making such wonderful Art Flyers for the Art Exhibit
Katrine Kyhnel for hanging and arranging all the artworks.

and of course the mayor for attending

i may well start to attend more receptions
now if only i can shake the problem i have with crowds

(a crowd for me being any more than three)