Monday, May 9, 2011

art show recap

This past Saturday was my joint art show with the talented Hannah J, and in my opinion it was a huge success! The whole experience was quite emotional and has really provided me with a great deal of direction, ideas and confidence (in addition to areas to work on). 

It was an interesting process preparing for the event over the past few weeks. Having to pour through my inventory of photographic work (in front of me physically rather than on a computer screen) was a great way to see how far I've come and how much my portfolio has grown in size! It really gave me a sense of what themes and techniques I've been unconsciously developing over the years. And then there was the unexpected excitement I found in the show preparation. Laboring over printing, matting, labeling, signing and framing my artwork was such sweet exhaustion as there is nothing I've labored over with such joy, sense of purpose, dedication and gratefulness. 

Portrait examples

Frida the cat enjoying my photos

As stressful as the morning of the show was, given the very short amount of time I had to hang my work and help set up thanks to a tractor trailer that overturned on the highway, I enjoyed one of the most satisfying moments in my photography career: being in a room surrounded by art work…..and then sharing that with a crowd of people.

I feel blessed to have such a wonderful and equally dedicated friend, Hannah, who agreed to embark upon this project with me a few months ago. I thank her for working tirelessly and for putting so much energy into making the day a success! (And if I knew you'd be up until midnight painting railings Hannah, I would've been there helping you!) 

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us!

 Hannah's stunning art work….

For those of you who couldn't make it, you can view our work on Etsy by visiting Lola Rain's Shop and Hannah J Designs Shop.

My favorite Hannah J piece from the show!

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