Monday, March 9, 2009

done and DONE!

So last Friday was the big day. It was the opening reception for my show and everything went so well! (Besides all the food running out before 8:00 PM...sorry to everyone who came and didn't get any treats!) Thank you to everyone who was there! It was so fun to see everyone and I was so grateful to all the people who came to show their support! Here are a few pictures from the event:

Picture of Aaron and me:
My parents flew out here (from Ohio) to see my show and be here for my opening reception. It was so fun to have them here for it! They got here late Wednesday night and left early Saturday morning, so it was a short visit and I definitely wish they could've stayed longer! They'll be back out for graduation in April--can't wait! Picture with my wonderful parents!:
Family picture! (I think we were all a little tired of smiling by this point...except for Staci of course! ha):
My sweet friends brought me flowers and it was so fun to have them there!
I got TWO bouquets of flowers in one night! The first was from Aaron that he presented to me at our front door with a huge smile right before we left for the reception. It was the first bouquet he's ever given me and I LOVED it. With all the flowers I felt like it was my wedding day all over again! :)

Anyways, it is such a relief to have my show up and I'm pretty satisfied with how everything turned out. I know there's plenty of room for improvement, but for my first show I figure it's not too bad. I sold 2 paintings on Friday, and also found out that I won some money for the Juror's Choice award that I mentioned in my previous post! Blessings, blessings, blessings!!!!

Now that my final show is done, I've had a little more time to do some other things (i.e. shopping, getting my hair highlighted, and exercising!!!). I guess I shouldn't really say I'm "done" though...I'm already getting kind of antsy to get back to work on some paintings, and I'm planning to start 2 new ones this week!

P.S. I will be putting pictures up of the exhibit and of all my paintings on my art blog soon, so check back soon!