I’m so tantalisingly close to finishing my oil painting for Unsettled’s walls. I had to stop due to low light tonight, and now I’m heading to Brisbane for the opening of a show so I’ll be back for the big finale on Monday morning.
If you click here, you’ll find a small gallery of the works on show in Brisbane this weekend. They are mostly small pieces, but the largest of the pieces sold last week and we all know how great it is to have a Red Dot/Unsettled Boot at the opening.
Since moving to this region I’ve experience tremendous generosity and I reflect on that tonight as news of who’s coming to the opening trickles in. Without WBHD I would not have met Christine and she’ll be there with us all on Friday night, and Marlies is making a trip to Brisbane to be there too (a journey 30 miles more than from LC to ABQ!)
And there are people coming who were at the first show 16 years ago, including my big brother who’s been to every one including an exhibition opening in Darwin, some 3500km (2,175 miles) away. So, before I ‘crack’ jokes, I express gratitude: Thank You. A wonderful regional artist said to me her partner was excused from attending openings after the 500th event. And it’s understandable that all your ‘besties’ can’t get to every event, but boyo isn’t it wonderful to huddle amongst them when they can. To snuggle in their friendship and not feel like a deer in the headlights!
Of course, now we get to wine! I mean, I cannot sup the product of the grape—apparently I have to speak at some point—and so I have devilishly challenged my Team to step up for me. For Art’s sake :-]
Next Post: post-opening.