Thursday, February 26, 2009

Colorful Memories

I recently received an email from someone who located me on the web. He said he purchased a piece of my art in the early 80’s at the Winter Park Art festival in Winter Park, FL. It was flattering that he went to the trouble of finding me. It also brought up many memories. The first year I participated in the show I won an award and received an automatic acceptance the following year. That year my late former husband decided to come along and be my assistant. This was before they required tents and I used clear plastic sheets to cover my work if it rained. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my plastic sheets and I sent my “assistant” to purchase some. He returned proudly with an ORANGE tarp! I was horrified and he was upset with me for not appreciating his efforts. When the rain came, I had no choice but to create an orange tent over my display. My work took on a hideous glow and my spot stood out like a festered toad! Although I sold well, it came as no surprise that the judge walked right by my display. I can chuckle about it now, but it took a long time to get over my embarrassment and disappointment that I was not invited to show there again.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I found your blog by way of the Experimental Acrylics yahoo group. I really like your work and relate to some of your thoughts about eyesight and the other joys that come with aging. We just went to the Winter Park Art festival a couple of weeks ago. I've been going for many, many years and probably saw you there. It sounds like you had a much more creative display with an orange tarp; it's great to be different!


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