Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Confession

i mentioned in an earlier post about the difficulty i have have announcing

upcoming gallery shows  and other events where my work is featured.

here is an example. these two paintings that were accepted in a juried show, CA 101, 

which  included artists from throughout california.  the show was held at 

the closed edison power plant in redondo beach.  the venue was like nothing

i had seen before, very funky, retro and artsy. my painting was selected

to advertise the event in the local  paper   i was also

interviewed for an article in the paper.   unfortunately, i was out of town

for the duration of the show but i was able to see all the work 

hung and displayed before the opening.   it was an honor to be a part of the event.

my friends and blog are keeping my honest~~i am working at being better 

at posting showings in a timely manner in the future.

i'd love to know if are you reluctant or shy to show and tell?

have gotten over it?  can you share the process?

jacki long, a fellow artist visited the experimental art show at

summer studio this week.  she did a great job of photographing and reporting her

experience here on her blog:

i think you will enjoy the tour

today i am linking with paint party friday



  1. Awww, thanks Irene. I am so glad you likes the post.

    Your work is so consistently strong yet lovely, please share it.

    And yes, I am always hesitant to put myself out there. It took three days (and a big nudge from Brandy) for me to build up courage to include you and Orly in my mailing for the upcoming class. So many of us, are timid children inside?

  2. I love your new works Irene and also understand where you are coming from regarding not letting people know about your work being shown. for many years I stopped painting and was full of lots of self doubt ( still am ) I am so glad you are sharing your beautiful creations with your blog friends, as I certainly connect wholeheartedly with your work.

  3. irene i am so happy for you i truly admire your work, i am not surprised that your work was chosen to represent the show:)

  4. Thanks for the show tour, Irene. Lovely bright stuff and what a great facility. You must put your best work out there - the inside of the drawer provides little in the way of feedback and encouragement!

  5. Thank you for your comments and words on my work. Your encouragement has given me a new perspective. You are right, Catherine, the inside of the drawer will never give me the satisfaction of live comments. Paper Rainbow and Jacki, we have each taken steps toward being visible. Yay for us. Let's not stop there. The first step is the hardest. Now for the next step. . . .

  6. Lovely and full of colours and warmth art works. good luck at your art show and big well done to you.
    Love and blessings to you.

  7. Wow! Congrats to you ~ Wonderful art work and can see why you were a success! Beautiful!

    So glad and happy for you! ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

  8. Bellissime queste tue figure eteree e sognanti!!

  9. Congratulations Irene on your work in the show and the article including you. You are so out there with your art. What a good thing!

  10. Wow while I was reading this I kept thinking she needs to own her wonderful talent and celebrate her ability....and asked that question.... and I knew I'd be just like you! I have noticed a common thread among many artists and musicians...they have no idea how good they really are!! You are amazing...your work is gorgeous!! OWN IT!! .....I will work on doing the same!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. Congratulations on your show! Your art is so beautiful, it is full of grace and has a gentle, soothing energy. Here's to many more shows to come!

  12. Wow your art is so gorgeous.. truly what I love with all the color!! Thanks for the great links too...and congratulations on the show...take it all've worked hard for this!! ENJOY!!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. Beautiful work. How exciting to have your art featured in the paper advertising the show!