Monday, October 18, 2010

exhibition opening...

It can be so hard putting your heart and soul up on the wall for all to see and comment on, in fact... really quite scary.  As I was hanging my work yesterday afternoon I asked myself several times why am I doing this?  It wasn't until I woke this morning that I remembered why...  I do it because it makes me happy and after all the nerves and self doubt, last night... I went to bed happy.

just finished the hanging

my Dad next to the food table down the back 

people looking just after we opened the doors

and more people looking

Latecia showing me her favourite...

Thank you everyone who came and supported me it was a great opening and to all those who would have liked to have been there but couldn't make it or were just too far away (as in the other side of the world) I really appreciate your kind words and thoughts. xxx

27 comments:

Ruby in the Dust said...

congratulations, it looks great! you must be very proud :)

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Congratulations ! I understand the nerves, but doesn't it look great, your art beautifully displayed ? Yes, you must be very proud !

NatashaMay said...

This is so exciting! Your exhibit looks amazing. congrats! :)

Micki said...

Awesome, i've never solo showed myself, the thought is a tad scary, your art looks fantastic though and fits in perfectly with the gallery setting!!

I have some things in a gallery show right now but I haven't even been over to see them, the gallery are happy to put them up and send me pics without me 'being there' which is lovely for a hermit like me :)

Micki x

erin carver said...

It looks AMAZING Katherine! Yay well done to you and congratulations lovely x

Diane said...

This is so exciting!! Congratulations!!

Louise said...

Congratulations! I so wish I could have been there, your work looks typically amazing!! What a beautiful space.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow! Congratulations. It looks so beautiful! You should be as proud as punch!

Škorčica said...

Wonderful! Congratulations! :)

Isabel said...

Awesome!! Congrats:O)

chrissy said...

CONGRATULATIONS my dear talented friend.
i only wish i could have been there to gush over all the wonderfulness of it all.
huge hugs.
xo
c

Art and Clasp said...

Wow!! What a huge space! It looks fantastic, I so wish I could have seen it. Congratulations to you!

iDear, said...

How exciting!!Congrats!!It all looks amazing!

stickytiki said...

Congratulations Katherine!!! Looks amazing, so sorry I didnt make the opening but I will go over and take and peak soon :) xx

tammy olson said...

wow, how exciting. i definitely would have a bad case of the nerves. congratulations on putting yourself out there. it looks like a beautiful exhibition.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh how exciting! Congratulations!! It looks awesome! :)

Cadi said...

What a pride moment. Wow! Congrats to you. This is awesome. I'm sure many artists only dream of it.

What gallery?

Brenda said...

How exciting this must be for you! Congratulations! I think that your art is lovely!

danasparkle said...

well done. you have my support and encouragement through the net-waves. one day when i visit nz i will come to see your work in person and jump up and down with joy for you.
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Jacqueline said...

WOW it looks gorgeous!! Congratulations!! Your art looks soo beautiful displaying there!! Amazing and inspiring. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Way to push through your fears and do what makes you happy! I wish I could've been there to support you.
Much Love,
Jenny

ps: I love my print and my magnets have found a home on my fridge. :)

patty said...

So cool!! I know about those doubts as you put your work out there in public. A little scary, yes, but in the end so worth it! Congratulations!!!

Carine b said...

Whôôaa,congratulations,it's really amazing to see all your work (& a piece of her life...).I'm happy for you even if I don't post any com' when I sotp by...Hope you're well life and see you soon!!

Nic Hohn said...

Congrats Katherine! What a huge effort you've put in to get to this place...remember to take a breath and nurture yourself in the best way you know how.

There has been lots of out pouring and its time to fill the well.

scrapwordsmom said...

Wow!!!! That is awesome!! This would have scared me to death. What a glorious feeling you must have had:)

gryphon said...

I would have loved to come to this! Well done - looks great.

Julia said...

Congrats!!!! on the exhibition, the gallery made your artwork look angelic..... or touched by angels..I hope you don't lose all that inspiration that was in your ehad, that happens to me, I haven't got time to do all that I would like to do...xxx......julia