Saturday, July 25

the exhibition moment...

i confess i am totally pants sometimes at promoting myself and dottie angel
("what!!!" you exclaim, "that can't be, it's as if you are everywhere these days Tif")


and now we get to crunch time with my exhibition, it has been up for a few weeks... i was in 'old blighty' when the time to 'display' arrive so my friend Anna and her buddy helped me out. they did a good job but first thing on monday morning i was down there 'tweaking' things... for you see, everything i do is very conceptual

("blimey Tif" that's rather a fancy word for you"...
"i know... my brother told me this when i saw him a couple of weeks back and thought it sounded rather good, so i stored it up for 'use' at some appropriate time")

it's all inside my head, not the day to day stuff, like kids, cooking etc but when it comes to 'visualizing' how i would like to see my wares displayed or photos taken... i can see it very very clearly as if it were right in front of me at that moment.


perhaps my little 'thrifty' stool from my last post is a good example of what i am trying to say...
if we were standing at the thrift store right now, side by side looking at the dodgy 'it' stool i would be seeing it as it ended up looking, but would i have been able to 'convey' my 'vision' to you? i'm not so sure...
another example would be the dream i had last night of the tea shop i opened, the fabulousness of the gloss painted teal furniture, the old china sets, never been seen before but clear as day in my head as i type. the fantastic windows and walls all painted white except for the occasional sprinkling of vintage wallpaper. i didn't get to the front entrance as the morning alarm went off... i was most perturbed to wake and realize it had been a dream and instead of heading down to my tea shop i was in fact getting up to do the laundry and stand in ninety degree heat at the soccer side lines...

but once again i have digressed, perhaps in an attempt to explain a little of the workings inside my brain, and perhaps failing to do so... which is why it is becoming more obvious to me that to 'expand' in any way what i am trying to do, i either need to get better at conveying the 'workings of my mind' or finding someone that is brilliant at mind reading...

and so to the point of me posting on a weekend (such a rare moment in my blogging history)
tomorrow is my 'meet the artist' afternoon at the gallery, which quite frankly is causing me 'hibby gibbys' to say the least.

just in case there is a small chance someone in the 'local vicinity' stumbles upon my 'ramblings' and would like to meet me (gulp)...
the time is 2-5pm
the day is sunday 26th july
the place is the Art Not Terminal Gallery in Seattle

and yes, one could say i am very last minute in my 'invitation' sending out... and that probably speaks volumes... i'm a little apprehensive about the whole 'meeting' people thing... preferring to stay at the shed with my chickens, used dog, the cyber world and my imagination.


for the afternoon in question, i shall be producing a 'tea' of sorts to serve... do not panic dearest readers for any unsuspecting guests who happen to wander into the gallery, i will not be bringing 'home baked' offerings but relying upon a professional 'cake maker' at my local grocery store
("phew" i hear you sigh)

thinking she may need a wee 'tipple' to steady her nerves, and wishing really really hard the 'tea shop' appears for real sometime in the future ~ Tif

11 comments:

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

Would love to be there, but my virtual good wishes will have to suffice :~) And though my acquaintance with you is virtual, also, I know you and your work will charm everyone attending!

{Elaine in Portland, Oregon}

Kylie said...

Good luck tomorrow Tif! (well, your tomorrow, my today!... actually by the time you read this the 'meet' will already be over here!) Okay okay... enough time difference twaddle... I see nothing wrong with having a fortifier beforehand! ;) You're prob thinking I already have! (Nope, just not awake yet) ANYWAY... Hope it all goes smoothly and only lovely people come to see you :) K

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

The exhibition is lucky to have you! You will shine as will your wonderful work. Now back to the tea shop. It sounds like perfection. I've got a wonderful scone recipie..........

julie

janet clare said...

channel your alter ego- and you'll be great!

In my experience of meeting the public at shows etc (people who came out of their comfy houses on purpose to see you by the way)they like you already, that's why they came, so there really is nothing to worry about at all.

Michelle said...

oh tif if i could fly and be there I would...
I know it will be totally amazing and all the lovely people you meet will be over the moon by your brillance...
I do get the "visual" thing thou..
I can look at something (like a house) and I have it painted and coloured and all the furniture placed just so...all in my head before i get out the front gate...
sometimes this gives me great disappointment especially when I can't get (said house)...
and the nights I spend laying awake planning everything down to the finest detail can be quite draining...
But saying that the dream that one day the right place will come along and it will all just fall into place keeps my mind strong...
p.s the "house" is actually a old church in my head...
have a lovely day and do not under any circumstance forget the camera...

Anonymous said...

Oh good luck, good luck!!
I have an exhibition in March at a big grown-up gallery (well it is to me)and I'm lurching between great happiness and absolute horror. I'm sure your visitors will be avid fans - if I was nearer I'd bring a cake stand and doilies.

E

emma lamb said...

Gladys would make the perfect tea room... (much more so than a goat shed!) then you wouldn't have to leave your wee nest other than to go thrifting... :)

oh, and you will have a blast today... just slip into 'dottieangel' mode and by the end of the day you will be wondering why you were so nervous!

have fun,
emma
x

Gigibird said...

I shall be there in spirit....so if you find your skirt tucked into your knickers it was me.
People will only be there because they are interested in your work.
You are very talentled Tif so enjoy being in the limelight for a few hours.
If anyone is negative give me their address I will send Harry round.

Anonymous said...

MUM were you in the 'hometown' times?!?!

dottie angel said...

oh ladies, thank you for the 'exhibition' support :) if only i could have you all by my side... but alas that is not to be.
i have got up this morning, tried without much luck to 'tame' my new 'suzi quatro' haircut (don't ask how i ended up with such a do!) and put on my lucky slip... (the one without elastic!).
i have our #2 by my side just so all embarressing moments will be recorded in exact detail for future 'ridiculing' and wonderfully, i feel much better having read your wise words.
off to spend a few quiet moments with the chickens who haven't noticed my latest 'coif' and then off to the big city!

Tif x

Hear Me Roar! said...

I am so very very proud of you for facing down your fears and speaking with strangers! I had intended to come by for a 'spot of tea' and because I am absolutely dieing to see how the display turned out, but alas we had our puppy with us because of obedience training and whatnot, and the children vetoed my plan to drive in Seattle, not wanting to get lost or in an accident on such a hot and muggy day. They don't trust my driving. It's up for a bit longer, is it not? Although I know I've missed my chance to meet the artist. Alas...