sometimes i look back on things and say, “how on earth did i ever do that?” hosting open art studios last weekend meant an art opening on friday night and having our home open to the public for the weekend. i had no idea what to expect and it all turned out to be so wonderful + a great learning experience.
i had this initial idea that i wanted to participate in open art studios because it meant having an opening at one of the big gallery spaces around town. but what i found was i loved gathering at my home with family and friends so much more! and i had some incredible visitors-neighbors and new friends-i never expected! that all became the highlight for me!
and now i’m finally celebrating all of the hard work that went into the preparation. plus, all of the hard work that went into writing my article for somerset! yes, i hit two milestones last week and submitted my very first published article (which will be out in print in the jan/feb issue of somerset studio) AND i had my first local “gallery” opening and hosted my first open art studios event at my home! amazing!
go apple picking for the best apples
and cider for our guests…
AND the cutest pumpkins for our front porch…
but he also set up our tv and one of those digital picture frames to flip through my artwork when guests arrived for open art studios! it was a fabulous way for guests to see everything! and, while i was showing lots and lots of people through my studio, brian was answering questions and making sure everyone had whatever they needed.